American Girl Book Club makes dolls of their own

Abby names the rag doll she made Mia during the American Girl Book Club meeting at Mentor Library.

Abby names the rag doll she made Mia during the American Girl Book Club meeting at Mentor Library.

Usually the young ladies of our American Girl Book Club bring their dolls with them to the meetings. This time, they made their own.

On Wednesday, the girls made rag dolls—just like Felicity did while growing up in Revolutionary War-era America. (Felicity was the book club’s American Girl of the month.)

The girls used yarn, fabric scraps, markers and ribbon to make their own dolls and give them personality. (And they snacked on gingerbread cookies while making them.)

Sophie works on her rag doll while her American Girl doll rests.

Sophie works on her rag doll while her American Girl doll rests.

Our American Girl Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a different American Girl book and make a new craft.

If you have a daughter who likes the American Girl books or dolls, then she can join the fun. She can even bring her dolls with her, if she likes. (Of course, the dolls aren’t required.)

Our next meeting is 4 p.m. on March. 4 in the children’s section of our Main Branch on Mentor Avenue. The girls will be meeting Caroline.

You can register your child for the book club on our web site or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

Giselle and Lynn pick which markers they want to use to draw their dolls' features.

Giselle and Lynn pick which markers they want to use to draw their dolls’ features.

We’re also having a special American Girl program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at our Main Branch—Celebrate the American Girl Way.

Girls ages 6 to 12 can bring their American Girl dolls (or any other 18-inch doll) to the library for an afternoon of mini-crafts, mini-snacks and American Girl games. The only thing that won’t be “mini” is the fun!

You can register for the party on our web site, as well, or call Mentor Library to sign up.

Claire snacks on a gingerbread cookie during our American Girl Book Club meeting.

Claire snacks on a gingerbread cookie during our American Girl Book Club meeting.

For more photos from our American Girl Book Club and other programs, visit Mentor Library’s Facebook page.

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