AUSTIN – Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today announced Stars of Texas Storytime—a virtual story time program for children and families during the COVID-19 response. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 AM, special guests from across Texas will read children’s books via Facebook Live on Governor Greg Abbott’s page. The First Lady will kick off the program this upcoming Tuesday, April 14th alongside Peaches and Pancake, the First Dogs of Texas. The First Lady will begin by reading Night-Night Texas by Katherine Sully, followed by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault.
“As Texas families stay at home because of COVID-19, it is important that we find ways to connect as a community while maintaining social distancing,” said First Lady Cecilia Abbott. “I am thrilled to launch the Stars of Texas Storytime program, which will give families across the state an opportunity to hear children’s stories read by influential Texans. As the Lone Star State continues to respond to COVID-19, this program will provide both entertainment and education for Texas children, as well as a helping hand for Texas parents.”