Earlier in 2017, we celebrated the American Girl Doll Collection’s anniversary at the library by expanded our dolls to include great stories featuring amazing young children. Gabriela and Logan were introduced at the library earlier this spring and now as we get ready to kick off summer, we’re happy to introduce you to Z Yang!
Z Yang lives in Seattle, Washington and her creative spirit shines through in everything she does. She enjoys making stop-motion videos of her own American Girl Dolls (with the help of her best friends, of course) and she dreams of directing her own Hollywood movies when she grows up. Z loves being in charge and can sometimes struggle when she doesn’t have control of her projects but she works very hard and always tries to include her friends in projects too. After she’s finished making her stop-motion videos, and her parents view them, she uploads them online and has thousands of subscribers who view her videos!
Z is our third contemporary doll that celebrates the diverse stories of young children living in America today and she is our eleventh doll added to total collection! Our goal with introducing American Girl dolls to the library is to celebrate American history and to highlight the many unique ways children express their creativity, determination, talent, and compassion throughout our country. We are fortunate to have a community with so many inspiring young people that adding dolls to reflect their experiences was a natural choice!
So now that you’ve learned a little bit about Z, here’s some information on how you can take her (any other doll in our collection) home with you:
Taking a doll home: Anyone with a valid library card can take an American Girl Doll home for one week at a time. Dolls may not be renewed and must be picked up and returned at Green Tree Public Library. If the doll of your choice is already home with another library friend, we will be happy to place a hold on him/her for you. You’ll then be notified when he/she is ready for the trip to your house!
What can I do with the dolls at my house: Lots of things! Our dolls come with a book, a bed, a brush, and accessories! We also have additional accessories like clothes and a jukebox, please be sure to ask a librarian for details on these too! When you take a doll home, you’ll also get a special notebook so that you can share your adventures with him/her to everyone who takes her home! Write about how much you liked playing them, your thoughts about their book, or draw a picture of the doll and you together! When you write in the journal, you’ll be sharing you experience with all of the other children who will take the doll home in the future! Just be sure to keep the doll away from water, take care of her belongings, and keep her clean.
What happens if I return a doll late: Dolls can stay at your house for one week. When she is returned late, you will be charged 50 cents per day. If a doll 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 the dolls clean and safe at your house!
Which American Girl Dolls are available at Green Tree Public Library: Green Tree Public Library has a total of elevent American Girl Historic Dolls: Josefina, Molly, Julie, Kit, Caroline, Maryellen, Melody, Felicity, Gabriela and Logan!
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 we fully expect for this collection to continue to grow. 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 as a librarian about the collection and what is available to take home.