Meet our three newest American Girls, Kaya, Rebecca, and Melody.
Kaya is a Native American girl of the Nez Perce tribe from 1764. She is daring, adventurous and bold. Riding her horse Steps High and swimming are her favorite activities.
Rebecca is an American girl from 1914. Her parents are Jewish Russian immigrant parents and lives in New York City. She wants to be an actress when she grows up and loves visiting Coney Island.
Melody is an American girl from 1964. She lives in Detroit, Michigan. Her whole family works in the music industry and Melody wants to be a musician when she grows up too.
Each doll, 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 Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody home with you?
Anyone with a valid library card can take a doll home for one week at a time. Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody may not be renewed and she must be picked up and returned at Green Tree Public Library. If Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody 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 Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody is ready for her trip to your house!
What can I do with Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody at my house?
Lots of things! Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody will come with a book, a bed, a brush, and accessories! Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody 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 Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody 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 Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody 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.
What happens if I return Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody late?
Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody can stay at your house for one week. When she is returned late, you will be charged 50 cents per day. If Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody 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 Kaya, Rebecca, or Melody 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, Addy and Nanea! 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.