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Sisters Read Bedtime Stories on Facebook Live

When these two girls thought about kids going to sleep without hearing a bedtime story, they knew they had to do something about it.


It's true that too much social media can be a bad thing. But in the case of Delaware sisters Zaria and Hailey Willard, they're making a difference with each 'Like' they receive.

The two girls have been reading bedtime stories on Facebook Live every night for the past six months and they currently have over 11,000 followers.

Zaria, 13, and 8-year old sister Hailey credit their love of reading to their mom, who has been reading to them since they were very young. Now, they're hoping to share their passion with the rest of the world by reading a new bed time story each night to an audience that might not otherwise have one. The girls say that they're not only helping children with their free service, but they also want to give parents a break after working all day.

The girls go to the library every Sunday with their family and pick out the books that they'll read the upcoming week. They try to choose a range of authors and subjects, with Dr. Seuss being a favorite - and they always pick at least one story that features diverse characters.

Zaria and Hailey pick out library books for their videos.

"When we read stories we try to use black characters because we don't see a lot of that around here, so we're able to tell people that black kids are out there too," Hailey told InsideEdition .

Since the project started in March, the girls have been able to reach over 100 listeners every night. Children, and some adults, tune in from all over the world to hear the girls' stories.

In addition to the bedtime readings, the sisters have hosted several book drives and fundraisers - they've even adopted a school in Ghana, West Africa and are working to build a school library there.

You can help Zaria and Hailey reach their goal of raising $5,000 and collecting 500 books for the library. The money will be used to transport books to Ghana, construct the library, provide educational materials to the children and fund literacy programs. You can visit the website for more information on how to donate .

If you'd like to hear the girls read bedtime stories, you can tune in every weeknight at 8:30 pm EST.

(Source: Images & video Zaria X Hailey )

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