• By Todd Luck
  • Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Forsyth County names Yolanda Bolden as new Library Director

Yolanda Bolden is the new library director of the Forsyth County Public Library.

After conducting a nationwide search, Bolden emerged as the top candidate for library director. She began her new position on April 17, after 33 years with Forsyth County Public Library. She succeeds the previous library director, Brian Hart, who accepted a position as the assistant county manager of Person County, NC.

Bolden has a Bachelor’s in English from UNC Greensboro and a Master’s in Library & Information Science from North Carolina Central University.

Bolden joined Forsyth County Public Library as an adult services librarian in 1990. She’s held various positions in the County library system over the years, including children's librarian, reference librarian, children's outreach supervisor, outreach services manager, branch libraries manager, and most recently assistant director.

"Holding a variety of roles in Forsyth County's library system gives Yolanda an exceptional grasp of its services, informs her decision making, and makes Yolanda uniquely qualified to serve as the new director," said Deputy County Manager Damon Sanders-Pratt.

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