Martin Library

Martin Library Honors

York County Libraries’ Honors Events highlight prominent library supporters and community members. Learn more about York County Libraries’ Honors events here. Martin Library has hosted Honors events since 1995.

Martin Library Honors Thomas and Cynthia Donley

The Martin Library Honors Committee announced its selection of Tom & Cindy Donley as its 2021 Spring Honorees. The Donleys have served the York community in a variety of roles over the years, and will be recognized in a virtual honors ceremony on June 22, 2021 at 5:00pm via Zoom.

About Tom & Cindy Donley

Tom and Cindy are valued members of the York County community, dedicated to literacy and learning. Tom has more than 30 years of business development experience working primarily in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. Cindy is a special education teacher and well-respected children’s author. Tom and Cindy have both utilized their time and talents in support of the library and other educational organizations throughout York County. Tom and Cindy grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where they were Junior High and William Allen High School classmates. They take great pride in and are devoted to their families, especially their three children, and five grandchildren.

For these and other services to their community, Tom and Cindy will be honored in a virtual event via Zoom on June 22 at 5:00pm, which is open for the public to attend. To register for the event, click here.


Tribute Gifts

A key component of the Martin Honors event is to establish a perpetual fund to purchase books in the name of the honoree. Contributions are welcome anytime by donating securely online or by mail to:

Martin Library Honors Fund
159 East Market Street
York, PA 17401

Martin Library Prior Honorees

If the year of the Honoree’s event is highlighted blue, click the link to view the program from the event.


  • Bill Shipley, 2020, Event Recording
  • Georg Sheets, 2019
  • Paula Gilbert, 2019
  • C. Kim Bracey, 2018
  • Jean Treuthart and Stephen Baker, 2018
  • Jody Keller, 2017
  • Michael E. Kochenour, 2017
  • William H. Schell, 2016
  • Larry J. Miller, 2015
  • Gordon A. Freireich, 2015
  • George Trout Sr., 2014
  • Trish Calvani, 2013
  • Bill Simpson Memorial, 2013
  • Loren H. Kroh, 2012
  • Dan and Brenda Elby, 2012
  • Harvey & Win Bradley, 2011


  • The Presidents of the Board since 1935, 2010
  • Don Dellinger, Jr., 2010
  • Judge Emanuel Cassimatis, 2009
  • Frances E. Keller, 2008
  • Luther and Ruth Sowers, 2008
  • Lynne Pfafflin Danyo, 2007
  • George D. Stough, 2007
  • Zoë Meisenhelder, 2006
  • Lavere Senft, 2005
  • Dorrie Leader, 2004
  • Harry McLaughlin, 2004
  • Mary G. Stephenson, 2003
  • William A. Falkler, 2003
  • Edith Allen Barber, 2002
  • Ruthe Fortenbaugh Craley, 2002
  • Walt Partymiller, 2001
  • R. Claire Frank, 2000


  • Elaine Kirschner Laucks, 1999
  • C. William Dize, 1998
  • Helen Klinedinst, 1998
  • William H. Kain, 1997
  • Otis B. Morse IV, 1997
  • Anna Kauffman Strayer, 1997
  • May M. Hart, 1997
  • Jennifer Paup, 1995

Martin Library Honors Committee

  • Robert Cox, Chair 
  • Lynne Danyo
  • Brenda Elby
  • Robert F. Lambert
  • Donna Pullo
  • Lori Rene Weyant