Country music legend and philanthropist Dolly Parton will begin reading children’s books online during bedtime, according to NPR. The project is a spinoff of her Imagination Library nonprofit, which donates books to children. The online reading will be “a welcome distraction during a time of unrest and also inspire a love of reading and books,” according to the nonprofit.
The readings will be streamed on Youtube and the first book in the series will be The Little Engine That Could. The name of the series is Goodnight With Dolly.
Parton hopes to be another resource to parents and families who are struggling to stay engaged and happy during quarantine.
“Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to coping kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandats,” Imagination Library said.
Read the full story on Dolly Parton’s new project from NPR.