Franklin County Public Library History

Augusta Robertson was the acting librarian in the early 1970s. We do not have names of the other people in the photos as these photos were taken from slides. At one time the children’s area was downstairs in the basement of the first library building, but it was later moved to the top floor. Not sure of the date when this occurred. The first building was located at 40 East Court Street, Rocky Mount, Virginia.

David E. Bass

David E Bass, III became the Library Director on May 17, 1982. He would retire as Director on January 31, 2015 after 32 1/2 years of service with the Franklin County Public Library. He served as Director in three main buildings and one branch location.

Joyce E. Tukloff

Joyce E. Tukloff was hired October 28, 1980 and served as the Children's Librarian for the Franklin County Library for 30 years. The present Story Hour Room was renamed in her honor.

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