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Volunteers keeps stories, books coming for kindergarteners across Malheur County

From left: Lynn McKinney, Sherri Hironaka, and Kelly Poe stand amongst the books and T-shirts soon to be given out to kindergarteners all around the county as part of the seventh annual StORytime event. (The Enterprise/Liliana Frankel)

VALE – Covid worries meant that the Malheur Education Service District’s StORytime event, which normally gathers hundreds of kindergarteners at Four Rivers Cultural Center for a day of reading and music, had to be moved to a virtual format. 

But volunteers and staff say they’re just as excited as ever for the event, now in its seventh year. The event will take place on a rolling basis throughout the fall. 

“We’ve put so much into it, we couldn’t let it die,” said Sherri Hironaka, an Ontario resident who since the event’s inception . . .