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American Girl Lending Program

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Borrow a Doll, and a Piece of History

The new American Girl Doll lending program brings American history closer to your child:  

  • Julie and Ivy felt the cultural changes of the 1970s.
  • Molly knew the homefront of World War II.
  • Rebecca  was part of a Russian-Jewish immigrant family adapting to life in New York just before WWI.
  • Addy escaped slavery and worked to reunite her family in 1860s Philadelphia.
  • Marie-Grace and Cécile shared an unlikely friendship amid pre-Civil War New Orleans.
  • Josefina grew up on a New Mexican “rancho” in the 1820s.

Each doll kit comes with the doll’s first book, a guide depicting life in Arlington during her era (created by the Library’s Center for Local History), and a journal to record her ongoing adventures.