BRPL has special collections of fun and educational items for you to check out and explore with a valid BRPL library card. You can also place a hold on any item in any collection!
American Girl Dolls
The BRPL is home to American Girl dolls in the BeForever Collection, a signature line of historical dolls, books and accessories. Each doll comes with a carrying case, a coordinating book, a complete outfit, and a journal for kids to write about their adventures with the American Girl doll. Visit the Youth Services desk at the Downtown or Spanish River Library to borrow a doll.
The cake pan collection includes a variety of pans (shapes, traditional, specialty, characters) from various manufacturers. Each pan (or set) comes in a plastic see-through carrying bag with a brief instruction sheet. Additional instructions for care and use of pan may be found in the catalog record for each pan, at bakeware manufacturer websites, and in the library's collection of cook books and other resources on baking and decorating. The collection is stored at the Spanish River Library (inquire at the Account Services desk) but you may also place a hold and pick up at either location (allow time for delivery).
Have you made a great cake? Send a picture for us to post on Facebook and Instagram! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. By emailing a photo, you will be giving the Library permission to use your photo on the Library website or social media outlets.
View the Cake Pan Collection
Literacy Backpacks help children up to age 5 develop the early literacy skills necessary to prepare them for kindergarten. The backpacks filled with themed items that develop the six skills identified by the American Library Association for successful reading readiness: Print Motivation, Print Awareness, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, and Narrative Skills. Each backpack contains items such as books, flashcards, CDs, manipulatives, and tips for parents or caregivers to help their children in these key areas.