Guthrie Memorial Library

Guthrie Memorial Library Honors

York County Libraries’ Honors Events highlight prominent library supporters and community members. Learn more about York County Libraries’ Honors events here. Guthrie Memorial Library has hosted Honors since 2014.

Guthrie Library Honors Bobbi Little and Andy Hoffman

It is with great joy that the Honors Committee of Guthrie Memorial Library announces its tenth Honorees, Bobbi Little and Andy Hoffman. Bobbi and Andy’s life accomplishments will be highlighted on Sunday, October 29, 2023.

Photograph of Andy Hoffman (left) and Bobbi Little (right), Guthrie Library's 2023 Fall Honorees
Andy Hoffman (left) and Bobbi Little (right)

About Bobbi Little…

Bobbi’s career was in Sales and Marketing, starting in the industrial rubber business and finishing in product management at Dentsply International. Post-work, she became a Penn State Master Gardener and teaches classes on native plant/pollinator gardening. She has been an avid musician since the age of eight and continues to play the flute and piccolo with various organizations, primarily the Spring Garden Band in York.

She served as chair of the Eichelberger Performing Arts gala for two years and served on the committee for many more. Bobbi is also a PADI Divemaster and volunteers to teach scuba diving to beginners. She served on several committees and sat on the Board of Directors of the Hanover Area YMCA for over ten years, including two years as Board President. Bobbi currently serves on the boards of both Guthrie Memorial Library and Hanover Public Library Association. 

About Andy Hoffman…

Andy co-owned his family business, Hanover Lantern, for 30 years, which was sold in 2007. His volunteer service began in 1972 when he was a Hanover Area YMCA youth representative. He has been an active member of the West Manheim Township Lions Club for 35 years, serving as president twice. He is also a founding board member of the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center and served two terms as Board President. His family was instrumental in acquiring the auditorium and support areas for the performing arts center.

Andy has also served over 20 years in West Manheim Township municipal government in various roles: supervisor; a member of the zoning hearing board; and a member of the comprehensive plan committee. He also served for 16 years on the Planning Commission. Andy is also interested in history! His activities include involvement with the Hanover Area Historical Society and the Heritage Committee of West Manheim Township. In addition to these, he is an active researcher for the historic Mary Ann Furnace, originally located in the Codorus State Park area.

Tribute Gifts

A key component of the Guthrie Honors event is to raise funds to continue providing valuable services, books, and programs to the community. Selected books are plated in the Honoree’s name.

Contributions to the Honors Fund are welcome anytime by donating securely online (click on “Honors Event”) or by mail to the Guthrie Memorial Library Honors Fund, Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover PA 17331. Please make all checks payable to the Hanover Public Library Association, as this is the organization that stewards our endowment and holds honors and other perpetual funds.

Guthrie Library Honors Committee

The Guthrie Library Honors Committee is comprised of representatives from the Board of Directors, Staff, and Friends of the Library. Committee Members include: 

  • Barbara Eisenhart, Chair
  • Barbara Carbaugh
  • Amy Ehrhart
  • Robin Fraumeni
  • Sue Frey
  • Faith Soto
  • Dr. Barbara Rupp
  • Julie Truesdale

Guthrie Library Prior Honorees

  • Lou Guthrie, 2022
  • Bruce B. Rebert, 2021
  • Sally W. Yelland, 2020
  • Sue and Dan Frey, 2019
  • Barbara A. Eisenhart, 2018
  • Christine C. Neri, 2017
  • Barbara A. Rupp, 2016
  • Judith C. Maust, 2015
  • John D. Bare Family, 2014