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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:


We will be closed

Monday December 25th and Monday January 1st



 Community Qigong with Steven Michael Pague: Saturdays 10am. This  is a class for ALL levels of participants…even chair Qigong. This will be held  in the Community Room. Free.



 Wreaths For Sale starting in the afternoon Monday, December 4th $25 each. The Rhinebeck Garden Club is decorating wreaths donated by Williams Lumber, Wonderland Florist and Topps. All proceeds will go to supporting Starr Library.


 Teen Tech is back every Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Bring your gadgets, ask questions and learn how to best use your device.


 Tie It With a Bow: A Lesson in Holiday Wrapping with Paper Trail Tuesday, December 12th 11am. Our unique Rhinebeck store, Paper Trail, will be coming to Starr for a class in wrapping for the holidays. All supplies and extra goodies provided by Paper Trail and the library. We will have boxes to practice on but if you have a gift you’d like to wrap with a beautiful paper from the store, bring it along. Paper Trails will supply everyone with a goodie bag to take home and use to shop at the store. Free. Registration is Required! There is limited space.


 Master and Apprentice Mixer Friday, December 15th 9am to 11:00am We’re looking for community members to join with seniors from the Rhinebeck High School to learn more about the subject of their assignment “Passion Project”.  Students have picked topics that they want to learn more about. If you are knowledgeable in any of the topics and wish to share your knowledge with these teens at our mixer, please register at the library with Brooke Stevens or call 876-4030. A list of topics is available on the calendar.


  Friends of Starr Library Winter Book Sale Friday, December 8th 10am to 5pm and Saturday, December 9th 10am to 4pm. 


 New Book Group! Mysteries Around the World. Wednesday, December 13th 11am. We will be discussing  Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell.  Copies of the book are available at Starr. Open to all.



 Starr Book Group Holiday Party Tuesday, December 19th 7pm. We’ll be celebrating another great year of books and discussion. Please bring the names of books you’ve enjoyed over the past year and suggestions for next year. Free. There will be refreshments.



♦ We are a drop-off point for Field-Goods delivery. Learn  about their fresh foods delivered from local farms, please go to http://www.field-goods.com




 Holiday Sing-a-long and Hot Cocoa with Miss Maggie Saturday, December 9th 2pm. Please join us in your pajamas for a holiday sing-a-long and cocoa party with Ms. Maggie! Free. Register on the calendar.


Children’s Wrapping Paper Workshop Saturday, December 16th 11:30am. Bring your creativity and make your own wrapping paper for the holidays!  Paper and supplies included, just bring your holiday cheer!  Free. Register on the calendar.


 Sit, Stay and Read with Maizie Monday, January 8th at 4pm. Meet Maizie our new therapy dog. Pick out your favorite book and read to her. Space is limited. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


 Babies, Books and Blocks  Wednesday December 20th at 10:15am. A fun space for caregivers to meet/talk and for babies under 2 to play/socialize with others. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.



Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


Brain Games every Thursday 1pm – 2pm. 


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


 Storytime with Miss Robbie starts Thursday September 7th. Toddlers: 10:15 and Pre-schoolers 11am.


 Family Lego Club and Duplos:  Wednesdays December  in December except the 27th. Open to families of all ages!