Dolly Parton will read your kids a bedtime story

By Saige Miller on March 31, 2020
Dolly Parton bedtime story
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Dolly Parton performs onstage during MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

By: Saige Miller

Dolly Parton can do it all. She wrote hit single in 1980 that is popular among 15-year-olds on TikTok. Aunt Dolly influenced her superstar niece, Hannah Montana. And now, Dolly Parton is taking up a new gift–reading bedtime stories.

Dolly Parton is launching a weekly series titled “Goodnight with Dolly” where she reads bedtime stories to children online. Yes, you heard that right. Dolly Parton will lull your kids to bed with a story from her Imagination Library project.

The soothing “Goodnight With Dolly” readings will be streamed on YouTube starting Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.

Dolly’s first of ten sleepytime stories is The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper.

The others as follows:

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

The non-profit created by Dolly said it’s reading to kiddos to “welcome distraction during a time of unrest and also inspire a love of reading and books.” The bedtimes stories hope to be another tool parents can use to entertain and teach their little ones.

“Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to coping kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates,” the Imagination Library said.

Around the site