“Goodnight with Dolly” launched on April 2, 2020. Each week, superstar Dolly Parton reads a new book selected from the Imagination Library, her book gifting program which mails free books to children from birth to age five.
This 10-week series will focus on comforting and reassuring children during the shelter-in-place mandates. 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.
Dolly Parton said, “This is something I have been wanting to do for quite a while, but the timing never felt quite right,” Parton said in a statement on the program’s website. “I think it is pretty clear that now is the time to share a story and to share some love.”