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Iowa grandma reads bedtime stories to hundreds on Facebook

Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 7:08 AM CDT
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ANKENY, Iowa (KCCI) - Before you say goodnight, you can hear a bedtime story, but not in the typical fashion.

One Iowa Grandmother reads children’s books on her Facebook page each night to make sure everyone can have a bedtime story.

Grandma Bette of Ankeny goes through her favorite children’s books in her living room with colorful stuffed animals to set the stage.

Her granddaughter films her reading and posts it on Facebook.

So far, Grandma Bette has reached nearly 400 fans of all ages online.

The 83-year-old loves getting into character. She says it’s about more than just reading.

“Some of the people who lost a mom or their grandma would come and give me a hug, and they cried and teared up for them too, and I said well I can help you I’ll be happy to be a Grandma Bette for you,” Grandma Bette said.

You can follow Grandma Bette’s Facebook page.

You can also request a book you would like her to read aloud, and be notified when she begins reading the bedtime story.

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