The library's collection of WPA dolls are the subject of Catherine Legg's Community Columnist article in the July 11, 2007, Shelby County Reporter. The article includes information on the history of the dolls, which were made by the Alabama Visual Education Project during the Great Depression. The Alabama Visual Education Project was headquartered in Birmingham, and it made a number of visual aids for use in schools and libraries.
The dolls wear costumes of different countries and historical periods. Several of the library's dolls are on display on the main floor.