FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2023
Kaltreider-Benfer Library is Offering Curbside Pickup
RED LION, PA – Kaltreider-Benfer Library is now offering curbside pickup of library materials at its newly renovated 147 S. Charles Street location. Members can place holds online at yorklibraries.org and pick them up following notification that the items are ready.
According to Kaltreider-Benfer Library Executive Director Don Dellinger, principal construction at 147 S. Charles Street was completed in late January 2023. Remaining tasks include installation of the HVAC system, the tree house, and other furnishings. The library operated out of a temporary location at Windsor Manor Elementary School from the start of construction in May 2022. The temporary location is now permanently closed.
Kaltreider-Benfer Library staff members are in the process of getting everything organized and ready for members at the library. This includes getting 40,000 books on the shelves, computers hooked up, furniture in place, the tree house moved in, and lots of boxes unpacked. During this move-in time, members are asked to return their library materials to any of the other twelve York County Libraries. According to Dellinger, curbside pickup will continue until the library is finished setting up and ready to open its doors to serve the public. That date has not currently been set. He encourages community members to check the library’s web page, Facebook, or Instagram for updates.
“It is exciting to see the third of our campaign projects approaching the finish line. With construction complete, it won’t be too much longer until the library is able to open its doors,” says York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert. “Community members are eagerly awaiting Kaltreider-Benfer’s reopening.”
Kaltreider-Benfer Library is offering curbside pickup of holds during the following hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and closed on Saturday and Sunday. Community members with questions should call the library at (717) 244-2032.
Kaltreider-Benfer Library is temporarily at 147 South Charles Street in Red Lion. It is a member of York County Libraries which includes 13 libraries that provide the latest in print and digital information, best sellers, Wi-Fi, story times, book discussions and 80 databases. Collectively, the libraries have an extensive collection of over 642,000 physical items, and more than one million digital library materials for loan. All are available for free with a York County Libraries card which can be requested at yorklibraries.org.
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