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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:



In December Starr will be closed:

Sunday, December 25th and Monday, December 26th



Art Exhibit: Art, Oysters & Billion Oyster Project by Nadine Robbins   November 1st thru 30th. Most of the proceeds from the sale of these juicy oyster prints will go to support the Billion Oyster Project , a non-profit that hopes to fill NY Harbor with new oyster beds. The oysters will naturally clean the harbor every three days.



  Wreaths for Sale to support Starr Library. Starting the afternoon of Monday, December 5th. Once again, the Rhinebeck Garden Club will deck our walls with beautiful wreaths for you to buy and enjoy. We thank the Garden Club, Williams Lumber, Topps and Wonderland Florist for their support.



  Starr Book Group: Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm. This month we will be reading Einstein’s Drams by Alan Lightman. This group is open to all. Join us.



  Friends of Starr Book Sale: Friday, December 9th 10am to 5pm and Saturday, December 10th 10am to 4pm.



  Starr Book Group Holiday Party. Tuesday, December 20th at 7pm. You’re welcome to bring “your best read of the year” book in mind to share. Also, please give some thought to a time and place that you’d like to read about and explore from different angles. Refreshments served.



  Yoga for Kids and the Young at Heart! Saturday, December 10th at 2pm. Let’s practice some yoga. You and your children might find it helpful for concentration and relaxation. To register call 876-4030 or go to the calendar. Free.



  Pajama Party and Holiday Movie. Friday, December 16th at 5:30pm. Come in your PJ’s and watch a holiday movie! To register call 876-4030 or go to the calendar.  Free



Starr Library is now a pick-up delivery location for Field – Goods. To order and read about their fresh foods delivered from local farms, please go to http://www.field-goods.com



 Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


Brain Games every Thursday 1pm – 2pm.


Mahjongg every Thursday 2:30pm – 4:30pm.


 Storytime with Miss Robbie: Thursdays  10:15am Toddlers & 11:15 am Pre-schoolers


 Lego Club and Duplos: Wednesday, December 7th and 14th at 4:30pm.