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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:


♦  Hands-on Tree Pruning Workshop: Wednesday, April 23rd 6pm – 7pm. Bring your pruners, loppers and hand saws…rain or shine. Cecily Frazier and Meg Crawford will demonstrate pruning techniques to keep your trees healthy and happy…then you’ll practice on our trees! Call 876-4030 to reserve a spot.

♦  Starr Book Group: Friday, April 25th at 6:30pm. Join us in the Main library 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.

♦  Teen Geek at Starr Library: Saturday, April 26th 10am – 2pm. Help on how to use your mobile devices for library and recreational use is available. Thank you Jarek Rudin for all your help! We will be rebooting the Teen Geek program sometime soon…check our Facebook page and/or web site for more information.

♦  Lyme Disease Program with Richard S. Ostfeld, PhD. Thursday, May 1st  6:30pm. Dr. Ostfeld is a senior scientist at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. He will discuss promising new interventions to reduce the public health burden of Lyme disease and his 20 year study challenging conventional wisdom about human risk of exposure. Call 876-4030 to reserve a seat.

♦  Children’s Art Project: The Art of Japanese Fish Painting. Saturday, May 3rd 2pm to 3:15pm. Join Mill Street Loft artist Deborah Coconis and create one-of-a-kind prints by applying paint to real fish! Ages 9 thru 12. Call 876-4030 to reserve space.

♦  Art Exhibit: Dutchess Day School Fifth Grade Art. May 1st to May 30th. This exhibit is the students’ own  representation of original landscapes from the mid-19th century American art movement of The Hudson River School.

♦  Historic Rhinebeck: Slide Show of Starr Library’s 152 Years. Saturday, May 17th 10am – 4pm and Sunday May 18th 1pm – 4pm. Starr Library is participating in the Historic Rhinebeck celebration by showing a 30 minute slide presentation of the history of our library. The presentation will be running at the library throughout the 2 days.

 ♦  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.