How’d you like to have Dolly Parton read your children bedtime stories? That sounds pretty comforting, especially in the confusing age of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s exactly what the country icon will be doing beginning later this week.
Launching on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. EDT will be “Goodnight with Dolly,” a new video series she announced this week. Beginning with a reading of “The Little Engine That Could,” Dolly Parton will read one book per night from her Imagination Library.
Said Dolly in a statement about this new series:
“I hope this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared storytime during this important time. … From everyone on our team, thank you so much for inspiring a love of reading in your family. As I always say — We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails — and we’re going to do just that, together.”
As its website states, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.