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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:

 Starr Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 24th and Monday May 25th.

Teen Geeks will be unavailable on Saturday, May 16th and

Saturday, May 23rd


Dog Behavior & Training Deconstructed with Polly Kaplan. Thursday, May 21st at 7pm. If you’re tired of your dog barking, jumping up, not listening or pulling a leash…this program is for you! Polly Kaplan, of Sirius Play, will talk about dog body language”, motivation and rewards to make training your dog easier, simpler and more fun. Program is free. Registration on calendar or call 876-4030.


Starr Book Group. Tuesday, May 26th 7pm. This month we are reading A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman. Join us for good reads and good discussions!


Fraud Prevention: Tuesday, June 9th at 1pm. Penny Wilson, from People’s United Bank, will discuss how you can protect yourself. She will explain how to safeguard against identity theft, avoid internet and telephone  scams, and plan for unexpected life events. Program is free. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


  Waitlist Available. Starr Library Bus Trip to Kykuit & Union Church of Pocantico Hills. Thursday, June 18th 8am to 4:30pm. $60 per person.   

Kykuit is the hilltop home of four generations of Rockefellers. The guided tour includes the house, garden terraces, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller’s 20th century art and sculpture collection, and the Coach House filled with classic autos and horse drawn vehicles. Union Church of Pocantico Hills contains a stained glass window by Henri Matisse and nine windows by Marc Chagall. Price includes round-trip coach bus fare and guided tours of the Estate and Church. Registration ends Friday, May 22nd. This trip is limited to 35 people. Payment must be given at time of registration. Refunds will be issued if we can fill your spot. To register come in person to Starr or call 876-4030 with credit card information.