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Published January 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Somerset Library American Girl Tea

See photos of the Somerset Library's annual American Girl Tea Party. This year's featured doll was Samantha.


Sophia Francis brought her Samantha doll to the tea party. Samantha, whose story is set in the early 1900s, was the featured doll at this year’s American Girl Doll Tea Party.

  • Sophia Francis brought her Samantha doll to the tea party. Samantha, whose story is set in the early 1900s, was the featured doll at this year’s American Girl Doll Tea Party.
  • Librarian Norma Scott serves up another helping of cookies to girls at the Somerset Library’s American Girl Tea Party on Saturday, Jan. 5. Scott said the library has been holding the tea party for at least 10 years. Scott said the event is fun for kids, librarians, parents and volunteers. At the event, Scott said girls ages 5-12 and their American Girl dolls enjoyed tea, healthy snacks and cookies. Scott also talked about history and the stories of the dolls with the girls. American Girl Dolls each have a fictitious history written down in a small series of books, detailing the doll’s life in the historical time period she “lived” through. This year’s featured doll was Samantha, who lived in the early 1900s.
  • Members of Liliann Bryse’s family came to the American Girl Tea Party. Bryse’s niece and her daughters brought their American Girl dolls to the party. Pictured (from left) are Liliann Bryse, Sophia Pratt (holding her doll, Ruthie), Karen Bierman (Bryse’s sister and the girls’ grandmother), Nora Pratt, Jennifer Pratt (the girls’ mother) and Kailyn Pratt (holding dolls McKenna and Annabelle).