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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:


Starr will be closed on Easter

Sunday, April 16th



  Poetry Month Celebration! Dutchess County Poet Laureate Bettina ‘Poet Gold’ Wilkerson Reading​. Wednesday, April 12th at 7pm. Poet Gold brings through her poetic performance a soul-searching insight about the human existence, love, dreams, challenges, and triumph. Free. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


  Poetry Month Craft: Blackout Poetry Wednesday, April 19th 10:30am. You don’t need to be a poet or artist to do this craft…come for the fun and make a colorful poem! Free.  Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


♦   Earth Day 2017 at Starr: Antarctica 2041 Environmental Project Saturday, April 22nd at 6pm. Rhinebeck resident, Leigh Anne Bishop will be presenting her work with environmentalists to preserve Antarctica as a place of peace and science. Free. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


  Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society’s Pre-concert Talk with Chuck Mishaan Wednesday, April 26th 7pm. Chuck will discuss the trio, music and composers being performed. Even if you don’t attend the performance, Chuck offers a comprehensive music lesson. Free. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030


 Starr Book Club: Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm. We will be reading The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. Join us for a good discussion and fellowship.



 Art Exhibit:  Watercolors by Michael Davidoff April 3rd thru 28th.



♦  Meet the Goats! Saturday, April 29th at 2pm. Come meet the goats, feed them a snack, and learn about goats and farming with Stephanie Wyant from Hudson Valley Kinders and Kritters Farm. Free.



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.