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Storyteller is connecting with neighborhood kids and sharing the gift of books

Lorna Czarnota volunteers her time
Posted at 12:59 PM, Sep 15, 2020

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) — Once a week, when the weather is nice, you will find storyteller Lorna Czarnota sharing stories in her Amherst neighborhood. She says "Have story will travel".

Lorna has been telling stories full-time for three decades. This neighborhood mission, to connect with area kids once a week has been going on for three years.

She pulls her wagon along, finds a group of kids, pulls out her stool and sits down and tells them a story. Her stories are interactive, the kind children really enjoy.

After the story she lets the kids pick out a book to keep from her wagon. The books are donated, and Lorna's work is volunteer.

She says "It's not about the storytelling and it's not about the books, it's about literacy, it's about community connection-it's about getting the kids to come together with a positive activity."

7ABC continues it's mission to provide books to children who need them most. You can donate to our "If you give A Child A Book" campaign at our website.
And you can find more information about Lorna Czarnota at her website.