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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:


Starr will be open noon to 4pm on Saturday, August 19th


Starr will be closed on Sunday August 27th




Starr Community Day Celebration! Saturday, August 19th Noon to 3pm. Join us for free food and fun! Roast pork and savory sides; Music, bouncy house, games; Ice cream .




 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Monday, August 21st 1pm to 3:30pmWe will be set up on the green opposite the library for great viewing of the solar eclipse. The eclipse starts at 1pm with the height of the partial moon covering the sun at 2:44pm.  Please bring your own glasses if you have them. We’ll supply some sun iced tea and other snacks. Feel free to bring a picnic. Free. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030. PROGRAM FULL


 We are a drop-off point for Field-Goods delivery. Learn  about their fresh foods delivered from local farms, please go to http://www.field-goods.com


 Starr Book Group Tuesday, August 29th at 7pm: Persuasion by Jane Austen. We will be celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s writings. Join us for a discussion. Open to all.


♦♦   Bus Trip to see Calder: Hypermobility at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Wednesday, September 13th 8am to 6pm. $65 includes: roundtrip bus fare from Starr to the museum, Museum admission and tour of the exhibit. This exhibit has gotten rave reviews from both the NY Times and The New Yorker. Registration and payment by August 23rd. Register in person, on the calendar or call 876-4030.


 Sinterklaas Mask Coloring!  Saturday, September 16th and Wednesday, September 27th 10am to noon. It’s not too early to start prepping for Sinterklaas. Once again, Starr is kicking off the season with mask coloring. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


♦  “Catharsis” Book Discussion with Author Luis Perez: Friday, September 22nd 7pm. This book and discussion will help those coping with the pain created by grief and loss. Luis Perez is the author of the novel, Catharsis: Maldonado’s Journey through Grief, and the pastor of the Rhinebeck Reformed Church. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


Brain Games every Thursday 1pm – 2pm. 


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


 Storytime with Miss Robbie: Will be back in September.


 Lego Club and Duplos: Wednesdays August 2nd and 9th at 4pm.