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looking for something?

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:


♦  Kayaking: Getting Started – Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30pm. This is a workshop about kayaking in our area. Don Urmston, from ADK Mid-Hudson Chapter, will discuss how to get started, what gear you will need, where to get instruction, where to go paddling and where to meet other paddlers. Please call 876-4030 to save a seat.

♦  Early Birders: A Morning of Birding Activities for the whole family: Thursday, April 17th 10am – 12:30pm. The Winnakee Land Trust and Starr will present a great morning of fun for all. Bring your binoculars for a walk with experts, enjoy themed snacks and activities and get answers to everything you’ve always wondered about birds.

♦  Dutchess County Office of the Aging: What Services Does It Provide? – Thursday, April 17th at 6:30pm. Joe Ryan, from the agency, will answer that question. He will discuss care giver support programs, long term care services, Medicare orientation, home delivered meals and any questions you may have. Please call 876-4030 to reserve a seat.

♦  Hands-on Tree Pruning Workshop - Wednesday, April 23rd 6pm -7pm. Bring your pruners, loppers and hand saws…rain or shine. Cecily and Meg will talk about and then practice techniques that keep trees healthy and happy.

♦  Starr Book Group: Friday, April 25th at 6:30pm. Join us for a lively discussion about Defending Jacob by William Landay. Open to all. Books are available at Starr Library or by ordering through the Mid-Hudson Library System.

♦  Check out the Teen Geek Squad at Starr Library!  Help on how to use your mobile devices for library and recreational use is available on Saturdays at Starr Library from 10am – 2pm. Ask us for more info.

 ♦  Story Time ~ With Ms. Cindy on Wednesdays 10:15 – 10:45, and Ms. Robbie on Thursdays 10:15 – 10:45 (for toddlers) and 11:00 – 11:45 (for preschoolers). Story Time follows Rhinebeck Central School District’s calendar and snow day cancellations.

♦  Starr at Home ~ We are excited to offer a delivery service for Rhinebeck residents who are homebound.  Call 876-4030 to speak with Nan Jackson and ask for a Starr At Home Application.