Martin Library Honors Lynda Randall

The Martin Library Honors Committee will honor Lynda O’Byrne Randall, M. ED. during a virtual celebration at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2 on Zoom.  The event will feature tributes to Randall by several guest speakers including colleagues Mike Kochenour and Carolyn Schaefer, and daughters Julie Randall and Lauren Randall Buckley. As a fun addition to the ceremony, attendees are invited to test their knowledge about the honoree and her achievements during an interactive trivia segment.  Individuals interested in attending the Martin Honors event should register by November 30 at donate.yorklibraries.org. 
 
Randall is a partner of New Level Advisors LLC, a management consulting company, based in York. She is an experienced trainer, public speaker, and facilitator with experience in developing and implementing programs for non-profit organizations.  Her dedication to the library and community is evident by her many volunteer leadership roles and awards.  She currently is the vice chair for the York County Libraries Board of Directors and recently served as co-chair for YCL’s Capital Campaign.  Some of her extensive community service includes serving on the board of directors for the YWCA, Byrnes Health Education Center, Creative York, and the York County Economic Alliance. She is also the recipient of several awards including the 2010 York Athena Award, and a 2012 Women of Influence Award from the Central Penn Business Journal.
"Lynda is an incredible leader and tireless champion of our libraries. She truly understands how libraries can transform individual lives and better the community as a whole," says York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert.  "Not only has she served on our board of directors for many years, but she recently led the way as co-chair of a historic capital campaign to grow and renovate three YCL locations into the 21st Century libraries that York County residents deserve.  Her enthusiasm is contagious. Her dedication is unsurpassable.  And it is with great pride and honor that we have this opportunity to recognize Lynda for her many contributions and achievements."
 
As a special recognition of Randall’s dedication to the library and York County, the honors committee is adding copies of some of her favorite books to the library collection for all to enjoy.  Some of her favorite titles include: “Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton, “Gift from the Sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout, and “The Road to Character” by David Brooks.
The honors committee is led by Robert Cox, chair, and includes Brenda Elby, Lynne Danyo, Robert F. Lambert, Donna Pullo, Rebecca Sanstead, and Lori Rene Weyant.
 
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 by donating securely online at donate.yorklibraries.org or by mail to Martin Library Honors Fund, 159 East Market Street, York, PA 17401.  Anyone with questions can contact Bridget Vigue at 717-849-6979 or bvigue@yorklibraries.org. 
 
Serving the community since 1935, Martin is one of York County’s oldest libraries and is a branch of York County Libraries. Located at 159 E. Market Street in the City of York, it is recognized as a PA Forward Gold Star library for its outstanding provision of programs and resources to community members.  Martin Library also holds the distinguished honor of being the first library to receive the Library of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Library Association. 



Contact:

Deb Sullivan
Director of Community Relations
717.849.6931 | dsullivan@yorklibraries.org
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