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Check the library catalog online, order items, renew materials and more

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join the friends

The Friends of Starr Library support the library with book sales, annual art auctions and more!

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we're more than just books

To gain access to the best resources in the area, pick up your library card today.

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get involved with your library

Donate, volunteer, or join the Friends of Starr Library!

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on-going programs

Starr library offers weekly and monthly programs for people of all ages

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discover history

Trained volunteers are available to help you research your family, your house and Rhinebeck's rich history

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Library Hours




Coming Up:


In Honor of Presidents’ Day we will be closed:

Monday, February 20th



 Documentary Screening: Monk With a Camera. Sunday, February 12th at 4pm.  Please register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


 Starr Cookbook Club: International Cuisine. Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30pm. This month we will be cooking French food. When you register on the calendar or by calling, please let us know your dish. We will gather for foodie conversation and a yummy meal. We will supply flatware and drinks. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


  Children’s Dental Health Month: Happy Teeth, Happy Smile Program. Saturday, February 11th at 2pm.  We will supply materials to make a poster and enter you in a contest sponsored by the 9th District Dental Association. K thru 12 “Happy Teeth, Happy Smile” contest. Dr. Grover, the friendly Dentist , will be on hand as well as refreshments. Free. Please register on on the calendar or call 876-4030.



 Memoir to Legacy Letters with Beverly Sloan. Saturday, february 25th at 3pm. This workshop will help you write a letter that reflects your “voice from the heart”. You will learn to craft a letter that covers the important legacy you want to share. Free. Registration Required. Please go to the calendar or call 876-4030 to register.


 Starr Book Club: Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm. We will be discussing  Redeployment by Phil Klay. This group is open to all.



 Art Exhibit: February 5th thru 28th: Frida Kahlo by Dutchess Day School Kindergarteners.


Starr Library is now a pick-up delivery location for Field – Goods. To order and read about their fresh foods delivered from local farms, please go to http://www.field-goods.com


 Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


Brain Games every Thursday 1pm – 2pm.


Mahjongg every Thursday 2:30pm – 4:30pm.


 Storytime with Miss Robbie: Thursdays  10:15am Toddlers & 11:15 am Pre-schoolers


 Lego Club and Duplos: Wednesdays at 4:00pm.