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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: 

Click here for Starr Children’s Summer Reading Program

July Children’s Calendar

August Children’s Calendar

♦  SUMMER READING BOOKMARK CONTEST: STARTING JULY 1ST. Grab an entry form and get creative! Submit your design anytime during the month of July. All submissions will be on view during August. Vote for your favorite! The winning bookmark design will become Starr’s new bookmark!

♦  SUMMER READING: READ AND REVIEW RAFFLE. Drawings every week from July 5th – August 29th. Fill out a book review for every book you read & win up to 5 chances per week to be entered into our raffle of great prizes.

♦  STARR BOOK GROUP: TUESDAY, JULY 29TH AT 7PM. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Join the discussion!

♦  COLLEGE PREP SEMINAR: HOW TO MANAGE FINANCES IN COLLEGE.  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH AT 6:30PM. Know someone going to college this fall? Suggest they join this informative seminar covering: expenses they will encounter, budgeting, employment and any other financial questions. Program is free. Call 876-4030 to reserve a seat.

♦  SUMMER READING PROGRAM: SCIENCE OF SALT. SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH AT 2PM. Create a beautiful crystal garden and homemade ice cream with salt. Program is free but registration is required. Call 876-4030 to register.

♦  ART EXHIBIT: Photography of Michael O’Donnell. “The Hudson in Winter” July 1st thru July 30th. 15% of all sales goes to support Starr Library.

♦  TEEN GEEK: Saturdays 10 am – 1pm Help on how to use your mobile devices for library and recreational use.Help on how to use you mobile devices for library 

 ♦  STORYTIME: Thursdays through July: Toddlers: 10:15am, Preschoolers:11am.

♦  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. Volunteers are needed for delivery. Please call the library and leave your name and phone number. if you wish to delivery to our patrons.