In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, artists continue to find ways to entertain and connect with audiences while parents at home with kids are looking for ways to keep them entertained--and country legend Dolly Parton is joining in with a new YouTube series, "Goodnight With Dolly."
The series will feature Parton reading from children's books every Thursday evening on the YouTube channel for her Imagination Library. According to a press release, the books were "carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time." Two of Parton's own children's books, I Am a Rainbow and Coat of Many Colors, will be included.
Parton also announced that the release of the documentary The Library That Dolly Built has been postponed from April 2 to Sept. 21, coinciding with the Imagination Library's 25th anniversary.
Parton recently took to Instagram to post an uplifting message in the midst of the pandemic, saying she sees God in the situation. "I think he's trying to hold us up to the light so we can see ourselves and see each other through the eyes of love, and I hope we learn that lesson," she said. "I think that when this passes we're all gonna be better people."
"Goodnight with Dolly" begins this Thursday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern and will continue for ten weeks.