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American Girl Collection


Blaire is an American Girl Doll ready for checkout at Robinson Library. She comes with a change of clothes and various accessories.

Take Home an American Girl Doll Today!


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 the dolls home with you?

Anyone with a valid library card can take our dolls home for one week at a time. Dolls may not be renewed. If any doll is already home with another library friend, we will be happy to place a hold for you. You will then be notified when the doll is ready for her trip to your house! Caregivers will need to sign an agreement form when either doll goes home with you!

What can I do with the dolls at my house?

Lots of things! Dolls will come with a book, a bed, a brush, and information about Pittsburgh in that era. She really wants you to read her book, play with her, and write about your adventures together in her special journal! When you take a doll home, you’ll also get a special notebook so that you can share your adventures with everyone who takes them home, too! Write about how much you liked playing her, your thoughts about her book, or draw a picture of you together!

Just be sure to keep her away from water, take care of her belongings, and keep her clean.


What happens if I return the doll late?

Each doll can stay at your house for one week. When she is returned late, you will be charged $1 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 each doll clean and safe at your house!


Will Robinson Township Library have more American Girl dolls in the future?

Yes! Since Robinson Township 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 our website.


We are super excited about having American Girls dolls at the library! And we can’t wait to hear all about their adventures with you!


Robinson Township Library 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.



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