• By Mary Giunca
  • Posted Thursday, July 28, 2022

Sylvia Y. Sprinkle-Hamlin Building Dedication Honors Former Library Director

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Forsyth County Public Library Board of Trustees dedicated Central Library as the Sylvia Y. Sprinkle-Hamlin Building in a ceremony held on Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m. Sprinkle-Hamlin served as the director of the Forsyth County Public Library system from 2000-2019. She was the first African American and first woman to serve in that role.

Sprinkle-Hamlin joined the library system in 1979 as head of children's outreach. She was promoted to assistant director in 1980, and to association library director in 1984. She was involved in numerous community activities. She served as the chair of the board of the N.C. Black Repertory Company and the executive producer of the National Black Theatre Festival.

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