Meet Molly! Green Tree Public Library’s own American Girl Historical Doll that you can take home with you!
Molly is an American girl who grew up in the 1940s when American was fighting in World War II. Her story is told in a book that also goes home with the doll and is 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 Molly home with you?
Anyone with a valid library card can take Molly home for one week at a time. Molly may not be renewed. Molly must be picked up and returned at Green Tree Public Library. If Molly is already home with another library friend, we will be happy to place a hold on Molly for you. You’ll then be notified when Molly is ready for her trip to your house! Caregivers will need to sign an agreement form when Molly goes home with you!
What can I do with Molly at my house?
Lots of things! Molly will come with a book, a bed, a brush, and information about Pittsburgh in the 1940s. She really wants you to read her book, play with her, and write about your adventures together in her special journal! When you take Molly home, you’ll also get a special notebook so that you can share your adventures with Molly to everyone who takes her home! Write about how much you liked playing her, your thoughts about her book, or draw a picture of Molly and you together! Just be sure to keep her away from water, take care of her belongings, and keep her clean.
When bring Molly back to the library, the fun won’t stop though! We have many Molly books for you to read and enjoy.
What happens if I return Molly late?
Molly can stay at your house for one week. When she is returned late, you will be charged 50 cents per day. If Molly 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 you’ll do a wonderful job of keeping Molly clean and safe at your house!
Will Green Tree have more American Girl historic dolls in the future?
Yes! Since Green Tree Public Library is part of an American Girl Collection pilot in Allegheny County, we will be receiving more dolls in the future. Some dolls with be allowed to go home with you and other dolls will stay inside the library. When we get a new doll, we will introduce you to her here on the blog!
We are super excited about having Molly at the library! And we can’t wait to hear all about her adventures with you!
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.