Last Updated on March 30, 2020 5:37 pm
Dolly Parton, along with her Imagination Library, has announced a new weekly read-aloud video series called “Goodnight with Dolly.”
The 10-week series will focus on comforting and reassuring children during the shelter-in-place mandates and launches on Thursday, April 2, 2020. according to a press release.
Dolly hopes these videos will provide a welcomed distraction during a time of unrest and also inspire a love of reading and books in the hearts of the children who see them, the release went on to say.
“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.”, Dolly said.
Once a week for 10 weeks at 7:00 PM EST, The Book Lady will deliver her story on the Imagination Library YouTube channel.
The read alongs will be a personal gift from Dolly to all families. Free of charge but not free from obligation as the message will be to pass on the love and keep hope alive because we are all Together, You and I, the release also added.
Among the books that “Goodnight with Dolly” will feature include:
“The Little Engine That Could”, which marks its 90th Anniversary this year.
“There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake” by Loren Long
“Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney
“I Am a Rainbow” by Dolly Parton, “Pass It On” by Sophy Henn
“Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon” by Patty Lovell
“Violet the Pilot” by Steve Breen
“Max & The Tag-Along Moon” by Floyd Cooper
“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña
“Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton