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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 closed on Tuesday, July 4th



♦   June Art Exhibit: Life Lessons. Paintings by local Rhinebeck resident Burt Tremont. June 5th thru 27th.


 Wednesday, June 28th at 6;30pm Cook Book Club Italy Wednesday, May 31st 6:30pm: Come and join our Cook Book Club for all the foodies out there! This year’s theme is international foods, and Italy is where we are headed next.  Please bring the recipe/cookbook with you to the event.  We’ll gather together, share our food, recipes and thoughts. Free. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


♦  Starr Book Group Tuesday, June 27th at 7pm: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. Join us for a great discussion.


 Belly Dance For Everyone! Friday, June 23rd 6pm. Sarah Bell is  giving us a lesson that all can appreciate. Join us for fun and exercise. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


 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


  Slide Into Summer! Monday , June 26th at 3pm. Meet us at the Rhinebeck Town Playground to celebrate the start of your summer vacation with games and snacks. Free. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030


 Summer Reading Program opening celebration with special guest Lydia Adams Davis! Saturday, July 8th 11:30am: Lydia and friends will present songs of hope. habitat, and hilarious nature tales with Eco puppets, sign language and sing-a-long! Free. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


 Read with Mellow the Cat! Tuesday, July 10th at 11am. Bring your favorite book or find one at the library to read to our library cat. More dates to be announced. Free. register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


 Kids Book and Toy Swap! Saturday, July 15th 11am to 1pm: Recycle your children’s books & toys for different ones! If you bring in children’s books & toys (clean & in good condition please) during our drop off time on July 10th from 12-1pm, you’ll be given one ticket for each book or toy that can be used to “shop”.


 Artist Reception: Linda Stanley “Collages”  Saturday, July 15th  5pm to 7pm. Join Linda for a celebration of her work.



 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 & 11am Pre-schoolers


 Lego Club and Duplos: Wednesdays at 4:00pm.