Five Celebrity Story Times

While families are staying at home because of the coronavirus outbreak, creators and performers from all over are stepping up to share favorite storybooks. Here are five popular online story time projects—follow the links to find many more videos.

Goodnight with Dolly ?

Goodnight with Dolly is a weekly bedtime story series from Imagination Library founder Dolly Parton. Each episode has activity sheets, parent reading tips, and lists of similar books.

#OperationStorytime ?

Who better to read a story than the person who created it? Authors and illustrators are sharing their books as part of #OperationStorytime

Storyline Online ?

Storyline Online invites actors to read books for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's long-running youth literacy project. Educational activity guides are available for each video.

Storytime with… ?

Disney is sharing daily Storytime with… videos featuring famous faces and favorite characters on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


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