Kroh
Kroh

Yes, Loren Kroh, Martin Library has contacted the right person.

Kroh, 66, of York Township, said he was surprised when he received a call from the library's honor committee with news that he had been chosen to be honored with a tribute and reception.

"I thought there's got to be someone else who is more deserving," said Kroh, president of York City-based Corvus LLC, which produces Campus ToolKit software to help students succeed in college.

Kroh will be the 29th person saluted by the library's Honors Committee program, which recognizes or memorializes people who demonstrate commitment to the library and to serving the community.

He will be honored at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Quiet Reading Room of Martin Library, 159 E. Market St. in York City. A reception will be held after the event in the library's Legacy Room.

Through the honors program, an endowment will be established to enable people to purchase library materials in Kroh's name.

Accomplishments: Kroh, who was the principal owner of the former Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, is known for his achievements in business, community and philanthropy, according to the library honors committee.

Chairman of YorkCounts and the York County Economic Alliance, Kroh also is a distinguished advocate for Martin Library, said Bill Schell, the library's president and chief executive officer.

Shell said that when Kroh led Bradley Academy, now the Art Institute of York, he persuaded Springettsbury Township to supply funding to extend Martin Library services to residents through the campus library.

Kroh said he saw an opportunity to combine the township's interests for a library with the academy's need for library resources.

"We were able to offer a real service to the community and to the students as well," he

said.

Community service: Kroh has supported the library's capital expansion efforts, Shell said.

The businessman also is a board member of the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center and the York County Community Foundation, and he serves on the board of trustees for Harrisburg Area Community College.

He is a former Rotary Club of York board member and York City councilman. Kroh has been member of the Glen Rock Carolers since 1971.

Kroh said he's glad he was chosen to be a part of the Martin Library Honors Committee efforts.

Since its inception in 1995, the program has earned more than $165,000 to purchase books and other materials for the library.

-- Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmilla n@yorkdispatch.com.