Put on your favorite PJs and snuggle up with your teddy bear.
Parents will get some help in entertaining their kids very soon, thanks to Dolly Parton. The nine-time Grammy award winner announced that she will read bedtime stories to children in a new web series called “Goodnight with Dolly.”
Every week, Dolly Parton will read a new book selected from the Imagination Library, Parton’s book gifting program that “mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school,” as stated on the official website.
Dolly Parton has given away over 100 *million* free books to children and if the coronavirus ever tries to infect her I will personally Fantastic Voyage myself into the human bloodstream and battle it FACE TO FACE pic.twitter.com/ujAgMo5He5
— The Library Owl 🧙♀️🦉📚 (@SketchesbyBoze) March 31, 2020
With everything that has been going on and parents and kids being stuck at home, Parton felt that it was finally the right time to launch her project.
“I think it is pretty clear that now is the time to share a story and to share some love,” Parton said in a statement on the program’s website.
Parton went on to share that she hopes “Goodnight with Dolly” will help soothe children’s anxieties during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Parton’s virtual series will kick off with a reading of “The Little Engine That Could” and will last for 10 weeks. Storytime will be streamed on Facebook every Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.