The country icon will read books from her Imagination Library program, including The Little Engine That Could.

Stories help connect us during times of crisis, and country star Dolly Parton is committed to bringing a little joy in the meantime with a virtual storytime!

On Monday, the country queen announced a virtual storytime series called "Goodnight with Dolly." Parton, who calls herself "The Book Lady," will read a bedtime story every Thursday at 7 p.m. on Facebook.

Among the titles are Imagination Library picks like The Little Engine That Could and Parton's own children's book Coat of Many Colors. While the series features kid-appropriate content, Parton welcomes the entire family to tune in together.


Dolly Parton book club

Courtesy of Dolly Parton's Facebook

Imagination Library was founded by Parton in 1990 to promote children's literacy across the United States by mailing young children between 0-5 one book a month. Since then it has expanded across four countries with over 1.5 million kids registered. The nonprofit was partly inspired by her own upbringing in Sevier County, Tennessee, where she witnessed her father's struggles with literacy and vowed to provide books to kids in need.

The series kicks off on April 2 and is scheduled through June 4. So far, over 22,000 Facebook users have RSVP'd for the first date, and we're sure the numbers will only go up. So grab a blanket and your coziest PJs—there's nothing more relaxing than a bedtime story, especially if Dolly's doing the reading!

Will you be tuning in on Thursdays for "Goodnight with Dolly"? Let us know in the comments!