Bentonville, Ark – American Girl dolls are back and better than ever. Bentonville Public Library (BPL) has started recirculating its American Girl doll collection and added five (5) new dolls to the roster. The five (5) new dolls are named Corinne, Courtney, Gabriela, Sarayu and David.
Sarayu’s design came from the mind of Teen Volunteer Eekshita. Eekshita is also a member of the Teen Advisory Board at the Library. Sarayu loves cooking, has a backpack and earrings, and is slated to have a special Diwali outfit included. She is the Library’s first Indian doll available for checkout.
Alongside Sarayu, the Library has another personalized doll: David. David was created by BPL’s Tween Advisory Board. David loves soccer and his smart watch. He is also the Library’s first doll who has a disability, sporting a pink hearing aid.
The existing collection includes classic dolls like Kit, Addy and Molly as well as modern additions like Luciana and Benton. Each doll has two outfits that alternate with each checkout. The kits come with a unique bookmark for each outfit that the patron can keep. They also each include a book, accessories and brochure with history from the dolls’ time.
All of the American Girl Dolls, new and existing, are now available for checkout from the Children’s desk at BPL. The dolls are a hot commodity and will most likely have a queue of holds. To be placed on the holds list, search “American Girl doll” in the Library’s catalog and click “PLACE HOLD.”
The dolls are a part of the Library of Things collection. Only one Library of Things item is allowed per family at a time. If it is your first time checking out an item from the Library of Things collection, fill out a Library of Things Agreement online or at the desk. To complete the agreement, go to http://bentonvillelibrary.org/borrowing-bpl/library-of-things-agreement/.