Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which has donated more than 130 million (yes 130 million!) books to kids around the world, is excited to present Dolly Parton’s new, free, weekly read-aloud video series called “Goodnight with Dolly.”
The Book Lady sits down to read books from the Imagination Library to children and families and it’s free for everyone on The Imagination Library Facebook Page. New ones come out on Thursday nights, but once they are up, you can get them on YouTube anytime you want them.
“Goodnight with Dolly” launched on April 2 and the 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 said,
“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.”
“Goodnight with Dolly” features several of the Imagination Library’s wonderful books including “The Little Engine That Could.”
Additional titles will include “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 and “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton.