Dolly Parton to read to kids in new video series

Dolly Parton to read to kids in new video series

Dolly Parton to read to kids in new video series

Additionally, the documentary about her Imagination Library, The Library That Dolly Built, will open nationally the week of September 21 to commemorate the Library's 25th anniversary.

The award-winning singer, who already sends free books to children the world over through her Imagination Library, said she wanted to "share some love" amid the coronavirus pandemic as she unveiled a series called Bedtime With Dolly.

Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter known for her country hits, will be reading bedtime stories starting Thursday, April 2.

The idea has sprung from Dolly's Imagination Library, which is a book gifting program for all young children before they start school.

Parton headed to her social media pages to inform her fans that she has made a hefty donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville to go toward research for a possible cure to coronavirus.

"I think that when this passes, we're gonna all be better people", she added.

In an Instagram video, she sang: "Well hello it's Dolly, climbing the stairway to heaven because the virus has scared the h-e-l-l out of us".

Dolly Parton knows a thing or two about the power and influence books can have on the minds of future readers and music fans.

Now that her own documentary "The Library That Dolly Built" is pulled from theatres due to the corona pandemic, Dolly Parton has made a decision to read children's stories every week before bedtime. Its one of Dolly's personal favorites, and she considers it inspirational.

The first book Parton will read is The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. This information comes through a post on the website of The Imagination Library in Parton.

We can all learn a lot from Dolly Parton's strength during this hard time.

The Imagination Library says Parton wants the initiative to "focus on comforting and reassuring children during the shelter-in-place mandates" that are in place because of the COVID-19 crisis.

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