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 Bruce B. Rebert

It is with great joy that the Honors Committee of Guthrie Memorial Library announces its eighth annual Honors recipient, Bruce B. Rebert.

About Bruce Rebert

Bruce Rebert was in born in Hanover, PA in 1951 to parents Michael and Marian (Gitt) Rebert, and grew up with two brothers, Jeff and Doug and one sister, Sandy.  

He received his BA from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California in 1973, and then returned to Hanover.  Bruce worked for the Borough of Hanover for 37 years, including 23 years as the Borough Manager.  He served as a Board of Governor for the Hanover Public Library and as a Board of Director for the Hanover Public Library Association.  He was a member of the library’s Aristotle Society, speaking frequently to different groups about this program. 

Bruce was devoted to making Hanover and York County better for everyone.  In addition to the work he did for the library he served on many town and county boards, Hanover Day Nursery and the York County Housing and Community Development Loan Committee, just to name a few.

He loved visiting with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid golfer, lifelong Oriole’s fan, lover of a good pun, and a voracious reader and student of history.  He and his wife Julia enjoyed traveling to all 50 states, South Africa, Italy and India, among other places.  

Bruce passed away on May 23, 2021.  As we are saddened with his loss, we are honored to be able to honor his memory.

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  or by mail to the Guthrie Memorial Library Honors Fund, Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover PA 17331.

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
  • Robin Fraumeni
  • Sue Frey
  • Debra Little
  • Jane Miller
  • Christine Neri
  • Dr. Barbara Rupp
  • Julie Truesdale

Guthrie Library Prior Honorees

  • 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