Let’s welcome Addy to the Green Tree Public Library! She is the newest doll to join our American Girl Doll collection. Addy is a brave girl from the American Civil War. She lives as a slave with her mother, father, older brother, and baby sister on a plantation in the American South during the Civil War. She escapes slavery with her mother and they must make their way on their own in the North where they can find true freedom and hopefully be reunited with the rest of her family. Addy is very brave, quick to learn, and exceptionally kind.
Addy, her book, a journal and other accessories are yours to borrow for one week. Pairing history with play, American Girl dolls aim to help foster a love of reading and curiosity about the past in young minds. Popular among young children for many years, American Girl is a name that stands for excellence, imagination, and learning. American Girl Historic dolls, their books, and lessons are aimed at children ages 8 and up.
How can you take Addy home with you?
Anyone with a valid library card can take Addy home for one week at a time. Addy may not be renewed and she must be picked up and returned at Green Tree Public Library. If Addy is already home with another library friend, we will be happy to place a hold on her for you. You’ll then be notified when Addy is ready for her trip to your house!
What can I do with Addy at my house?
Lots of things! Addy will come with a book, a bed, a brush, and accessories! Addy really wants you to read her book, play with her, and write about your adventures together in her special journal! When you take her home, you’ll also get a special notebook so that you can share your adventures with Addy to everyone who takes her home! Write about how much you liked playing her, your thoughts about her book, or draw a picture of her and you together! When you write in the journal, you’ll be sharing your experience with Addy with all of the other children who will take her home in the future! Just be sure to keep her away from water, take care of her belongings, and keep her clean.
And if you really like Addy and want to learn more about her life during the 1860’s, we have her other books at the library for you to take home to read and enjoy.
What happens if I return Addy late?
Addy can stay at your house for one week. When she is returned late, you will be charged 50 cents per day. If Addy is damaged or her kit is lost, patrons will be charged $175. Any minor damages or lost materials will be handled on a case-by-case basis with the children’s librarian. But we are positive that you’ll do a wonderful job of keeping Addy clean and safe at your house!
What other American Girl Historic Dolls are available at Green Tree Public Library?
Green Tree Public Library has a total of ten American Girl Historic Dolls: Josefina, Molly, Julie, Kit, Caroline, Maryellen, Melody, Gabriela, Logan, Felicity, and now Addy! Each of these dolls are now available for you to put on hold and take home with you.There is no limit to the number of times our American Girl Dolls can visit you at home, so even if you’ve already had a doll, when you return her you can ask to get on the waiting list again!
Green Tree Public Library is committed to our American Girl Doll Collection and have plans to continue to grow this collection throughout the years. Any additional dolls the library adds to the collection will be able to be checked out and taken home with you too! Continue to check our blog, Facebook, or ask a librarian about the collection and what is available to take home.
Green Tree is proud to be a pilot library in this program with the Allegheny County Library Association. We welcome any donations of new or gently-used American Girl historical dolls, clothing and books to help build future kits. You can drop off any suitable material to our circulation desk. If you do not have a doll and are interested in donating, funding is needed for carrying cases, maintenance, and administrative costs, as well as ensuring a wide diversity of new dolls. Donations of any amount are accepted. To donate, you can make checks payable to “ACLA American Girl Collection” or you can make a donation online through the program’s Crowdrise site.