In addition to announcing new leadership, this week the Franklin County Library System has returned to full operating hours at all five of our branches.
On March 17, 2022, the Franklin County Library System will officially welcome Andrew Vickers as its new Executive Director.
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Bernice Crouse, the current Executive Director of the Franklin County Library System, has
worked in public libraries since the fall of 1983 when she became the Director of the Fulton
In 1995, Crouse came to the Franklin County libraries as the Youth Services Coordinator. Crouse
became the Executive Director of the Franklin County Library System in 2001.
In her tenure with public libraries, Crouse has been honored to oversee two large building
projects (Grove Family Library and Coyle Free Library), outfit three bookmobiles, and lead her
organization through the many changes in services and technology that libraries have
experienced in recent decades.
Crouse says, “It has been immensely rewarding to experience the heartwarming support of local
government officials, staff members, donors, and volunteers through all the wonderful things we
Welcoming Andrew Vickers
Andrew Vickers, who was chosen by the Franklin County Library System’s board of directors,
will officially begin in his new role as Executive Director on March 17, 2022.
Vickers was born and raised in Georgia and comes to FCLS from the Coastal Plain Regional
Library System in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Vickers earned the Master of Library and Information
Science from Valdosta State University and has worked in public libraries for the past twelve
Vickers says that he is “extremely excited to be here and be a part of the Franklin County Library
System and this community…I already feel at home.”
Thank and honor Bernice Crouse
Notes of thanks to Bernice Crouse can be mailed to FCLS, 101 Ragged Edge Road S.,
Chambersburg, PA 17202 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations to the FCLS in
Bernice’s honor may be sent to the address above as well. Please indicate that the donation is in
her honor so that your gift can be properly acknowledged.