Dolly Parton is an icon, a legend, a country music sensation. Now, she’s about to be a lifesaver for parents. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is bringing storytime to kids during COVID-19, and the books will be read by none other than Parton herself.
Parton’s storytime is part of her Imagination Library initiative, a program that sends a book to a child every month from birth to when they turn 5 years old. In light of the current pandemic, Parton and her library are launching Goodnight with Dolly a 10 week-long series on the Imagination Library’s YouTube channel that will see the singer and actor reading stories aloud to children. The series is slated to begin today, Apr. 2, and will feature older classics like The Little Engine That Could and modern gems like Llama Llama Red Pajama.
Of the project, Parton says on the Imagination Library website, “This is something I have been wanting to do for quite a while, but the timing never felt quite right. I think it is pretty clear that now is the time to share a story and to share some love. It is an honor for me to share the incredible talent of these authors and illustrators. They make us smile, they make us laugh, and they make us think.”
If you are home with your kids and need a bedtime story, or even if you’re just a big Dolly fan (Hi, hello, that’s me), Goodnight with Dolly is here to bring some solace in an uneasy time.
[Via Rolling Stone]