New Leadership at Franklin County Library

Crouse and Vickers

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
County Library.

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
have accomplished.”

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 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.


Kimberly Ann Zimmerman 1960~2023

Kim was always a very outgoing person who loved the outdoors and spending time at her campsite she enjoyed life to the fullest and had an overabundance of friends.

Linda K Ditzler obituary 1953~2023

Linda was a counselor at TruNorth Counseling Services. She also was employed at Wilderness Lodge Leather’s & Hat Shop and The Horse You Rode In On.

John J Durkan obituary 1939~2023

Born in Brooklyn, New York on July 3, 1939, John will be remembered as a man of great faith, unwavering integrity and endless generosity.