Kaltreider-Benfer Celebrates Reopening

Kaltreider-Benfer Celebrates Grand Reopening

April 12, 2023

Kaltreider-Benfer Library Reopens April 29th

Special Events Planned for Grand Reopening Celebration

RED LION, PA – Kaltreider-Benfer Library reopens Saturday, April 29th at its recently renovated 147 S. Charles Street location in Red Lion. To celebrate the occasion, the library is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:00 a.m. followed by a grand reopening celebration from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The date also marks the 23rd Anniversary of when the library was built at that location in 2000. The library has been serving the community since 1963.

The commemorative ribbon-cutting ceremony will include comments from York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert, Kaltreider-Benfer Library Executive Director Don Dellinger, and several community leaders. “We crossed the finish line, and we are elated! With the completion of Kaltreider-Benfer Library’s construction and renovation, we’ve fulfilled the goals of our ‘Imagine. Discover. Connect’ capital campaign,” says Lambert. “This is the third of our three campaign building projects to come to fruition. Kreutz Creek Library and Martin Library were completed in 2022. And now, the time has arrived for the community to see Kaltreider-Benfer Library’s impressive transformation.”

The day’s family-friendly grand reopening festivities include a scavenger hunt for all ages from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition, there is a balloon drop at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s area. The Enchanted Teapot’s Enchanted Rose Princess will offer stories and a dance party from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. followed by visits with the Library Tales for Tails Therapy Dogs from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The day’s special events wrap up with stories and photos with Red Lion and Dallastown students and mascots from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Community members with questions are encouraged to call the library at (717) 244-2032.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back into the library. The expanded building offers more space, natural lighting, and a reimagined design to better serve our members,” says Dellinger. Families will be happy to know that the tree house has a new location in the library, too.”

Starting April 29th, Kaltreider-Benfer Library will have new operating hours. The library will be open Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. and will be closed on Sunday. During the summer months, July through Labor Day, Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Kaltreider-Benfer Library is located at 147 S. 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.


Grand Reopening Schedule

Kaltreider-Benfer Library staff members have planned family-friendly activities for their Saturday, April 29th grand reopening celebration. The schedule for the day is as follows:

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt for all ages
10:30 a.m. Balloon Drop in Children’s Area
10:45 a.m. -11:45 a.m. Stories and Dance Party with the Enchanted Rose Princess from the Enchanted Teapot
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Library Tales for Tails Therapy Dogs
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p. m. Stories and Photos with Red Lion and Dallastown students and mascots



Deb Sullivan
Community Relations Director
York County Libraries
[email protected]