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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:



 Save the date: Saturday, February 28th is Starr Library’s Gala:

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Starr Book Group: Rescheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd at 7pm.  A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. All are welcome to join us!

GMO Talk with Maire Ullrich : Wednesday, January 28th 6:30pm.  Ms. Ullrich is Agricultural Program Leader at Cornell Cooperative Extension.The program will cover the science of what genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are, what foods you will find them in, how to avoid those foods and how to be an educated consumer. Program is free. Register on our calendar or call 876-4030.

Art Exhibit and Sale: Ted Braggins “Along the Viewshed” December 26th – January 30th. Enjoy the lush monotypes and original graphic art hand printed by the artist. The colorful scenes reflect our regional beauty. 15% of all sales will be donated to Starr Library.

Art Exhibit: “Art Made From Books” December 26th – January 13th. Artist Gina Palmer, a former art teacher from Roy C Ketchum HS, is displaying some of the works that her students made last year. This project ties into our book recycling program that she’ll be demonstrating on January 13th. See above.

♦  Teen Geek: Saturdays 10 am – 1pm Help on how to use your mobile devices for library and recreational use.

♦  Storytime:  Thursdays: Toddler s at 10:15am and Preschoolers at 11am

New Bilingual  Storytime! Wednesday, February 10th at 10:15am. Every second Wednesday of the month at 10:15am.  Join Senora Harwood for some wonderful cuentos!

  New Family Storytime:  Saturday, February 28th at 11am. Join Jou Jou for storytelling to stir the imagination…using movement, play and art. Ideal for ages 4 – 6 years old.

♦  Star At Home: We are excited to offer a delivery service for Rhinebeck residents who are homebound.  Call 876-4030 to speak with Larry Miller  and ask for a Starr At Home Application. Volunteers are needed for delivery. Please call the library and leave your name and phone number. if you wish to delivery to our patrons.