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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



Art Exhibit:  Art 13 Curated by Patti Gibbons: July 6th thru 31st. Reception: Saturday, July 9th 5pm – 7pm. All are welcome for refreshments and viewing.



♦  Short Story Walk & Talk: Monday, June 27th, 9am. Each Monday morning, we will meet at the Rhinebeck High School track. As we walk we’ll discuss a short story we’ve all read. Bring some water to hydrate and some thoughts on the story to exercise your body and mind. Copies are available at the front desk. Other dates will be 7/18: The Neighbors by Raymond Carver,  7/25: The Farther You Go by Richard Russo. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


Cookbook Club: Wednesday, July 27th 6:30pm to 8pm. Come and join a Book Club for all you foodies out there! This time “summer fruits” will be our chosen ingredient. Think blueberries, raspberries, apricots or melon…whatever is fresh and ripe. Please bring the recipe/cookbook with you to the event. We’ll gather together, share our food, recipes and thoughts. We’ll supply drinks and tableware. To register call 876-4030 or go to the calendar.


♦  Starr Book Group: Tuesday, July 26th at 7pm. We will be reading The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley. Join us for a lively discussion. This group is open to all. Copies of the book are at the front desk.



Starr’s Summer Reading for Children

Ready, Set, Grow!


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