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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:


♦ Family Storytime: Saturday, April 25th at 11am. Bring the family for storytelling to stir the imagination…using movement, play and art.


♦ Poetry Mentoring Workshop with Laurence Carr: Saturday, April 25th 1pm to 4pm. Laurence Carr, Poet, Editor and Full-time English Faculty member at SUNY New Paltz will help Starr celebrate Poetry Month. This workshop is for poets of all levels. It will include sharing your poems, exercises and mentoring. Registration is Required.


Starr Book Group: Tuesday, April 28th at 7pm. This month we will be reading An Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.


Art Exhibit: Micron Opus thru by Carol Flaitz, April 4th thru 30th. 


♦ Starr Library Bus Trip to Kykuit & Union Church of Pocantico Hills. Thursday, June 18th 8am to 4:30pm. $60 per person.   

Kykuit is the hilltop home of four generations of Rockefellers. The guided tour includes the house, garden terraces, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller’s 20th century art and sculpture collection, and the Coach House filled with classic autos and horse drawn vehicles. Union Church of Pocantico Hills contains a stained glass window by Henri Matisse and nine windows by Marc Chagall. Price includes round-trip coach bus fare and guided tours of the Estate and Church. Registration ends Friday, May 22nd. This trip is limited to 35 people. Payment must be given at time of registration. Refunds will be issued if we can fill your spot. To register come in person to Starr or call 876-4030 with credit card information.