Ms. Bobbie Walker joined the Coastal Plain Regional Library System in July 1959 and came to the Tifton-Tift County Public Library in September of 1970 as the Head of the Children’s Department. During her tenure she read hundreds of books to thousands of Tift County children, developed comprehensive Summer Reading programs in a time where there was no Pinterest or Facebook and mentored numerous young people who were considering library work as a career.
As a fitting memorial to this grand lady, the library foundation has established The Bobbie Walker Memorial Children’s Literature Fund. Funds from this memorial will be used to purchase high quality hard cover books for the library collection.
Each book will have a bookplate in the front, identifying it as being purchased with memorial funds. If you are interested in contributing to this educational investment, tax deductible checks made out to the Tifton-Tift County Public Library Foundation (designated Bobbie Walker Memorial Fund) may be dropped off at the library or mailed to the library foundation at P.O. Box 669, Tifton, GA. 31793. The Tifton-Tift County Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.