From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Library Directors in the USA)

Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin

Position Title

Library Director


Forsyth County Central Library named in her honor, the Sylvia Y. Sprinkle-Hamlin Building (NC). She served as the director of the Forsyth County Public Library System from 2000-2019. She was the first African American library director and first woman to serve in that role.

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 23, 2024,

Last modified: 2023-09-15 15:44:31