- 31 Mar 20
‘Goodnight With Dolly’ launches Thursday on April 2.
Now that her own documentary ‘The Library That Dolly Built’ is pulled from theatres due to the corona pandemic, Dolly Parton has decided to read children’s stories every week before bedtime.
“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. 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' launches April 2 at 7:00 p.m. EST and runs for 10 weeks. ‘The Library That Dolly Built’ is rescheduled to be released in cinemas in September. The documentary highlights her non-profit foundation Imagination Library. Which has granted more than 135 million books to American children and gives around 1,5 million books every month to children across the world.
In addition to Parton’s own books, I Am a Rainbow and Coat of Many Colors, she’ll read the following selections: There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long; Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney; 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 The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.
Each title has been “carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time,” a press release notes.
'Goodnight With Dolly' will air on the YouTube channel for Parton’s Imagination Library.
Be sure to revisit our 2002 interview with the country legend here.
Parton also has a surprise in store for her adult fans. Recently, she announced her intention to pose on the cover of Playboy in celebration of her 75th birthday.