Ten weeks of Bedtime Stories read by Dolly Parton

Published 12:41 pm Thursday, April 2, 2020

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Partnership for Children of the Foothills is pleased to announce the debut of Good Night with Dolly: Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton, a free, 10-week series featuring Parton reading books aloud. The series begins this Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 7 p.m. Parton will kick off the series by reading one of her favorite books, The Little Engine That Could.

The Partnership collaborates with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, making it easy for families in Polk, McDowell, and Rutherford counties to get a head start and ignite a love of reading in their little one. From birth to age five, children receive a free, age appropriate book in the mail each month, so they can build their own library of high-quality books. As they develop a love of reading, they also develop literacy skills that lead to academic and life-long success.

“We are so excited by this addition to the Imagination Library’s wonderful, impactful work,” said Cathy Brooks, director of program and planning for the Partnership. “Our children enjoy receiving their books so much, and I know having Dolly read stories to them will become a special memory.”

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For more information about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, or to quickly register a child for the free monthly books, visit www.PFCFoothills.org/Dolly.

In an email to Imagination Library participants, Parton said, “I hope this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared story time during this important time.”

In reference to the many families self-quarantining at home due to coronavirus, she continued, “As I always say, ‘We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails,’ and we’re going to do just that, together.”

Good Night with Dolly: Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly         Parton is available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram starting on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m., once a week for the next 10 weeks.

About Partnership for Children of the Foothills

With support from NC Smart Start Initiative, Partnership for Children of the Foothills provides programs for children ages 0-5 and their families in the areas of Child Care/Education and Family Support.


The Partnership for Children builds and sustains relationships with community agencies and service providers, offering creative and unique programs for preschool children and their families, licensed childcare centers and family child care. For more information, visit: PFCFoothills.org.


Submitted by Desiree Magnant