“Goodnight with Dolly” is coming to a screen near you.
On Tuesday, nine-time Grammy award winner Dolly Parton announced that she will be looking to help families across America help put their kids to sleep with bedtime stories.
“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. “I think it is pretty clear that now is the time to share a story and to share some love.”
The books will hand-selected from her book-gifting program that sends free books to kids, called the Imagination Library.
“The Little Engine That Could” will be the first book that will start off the 10-week series, which will be free for families nationwide.
“Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to coping kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates,” the news release continued.
The event, which has been put on Facebook, already has 63,000 people interested in attending.
“Goodnight with Dolly” comes as nearly all states across America have issued “shelter-in-place” orders, with some states being far more stringent — like New York, the epicenter of the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak.
Over 160,000 people have been infected and over 3,000 have died — the projected apex of the outbreak is coming soon for some states like New York.