All ages event, Starry Night Benefit, September 30, Click to buy tickets or sponsor

A Starry Night Benefit : Celebrating 160 Years of Starr Library

Come celebrate over 160 years of Starr Library at a benefit on September 30 from 6-9pm, for the first time ever at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds Horticulture Building! Featuring live music by the Ávila Ensemble, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts by Dulce Cafe.

Start bidding now in the ONLINE SILENT AUCTION that will end at 8:30pm on Sept. 30! Fine art, crafts, dining, gift cards, baskets, concert tickets, weekend stays, and a huge collection of beautiful needlepoints. Register here and you can start bidding (whether or not you attend the benefit).

Tickets are $150 regular admission or $200 at the door. Donations happily accepted if you cannot attend.

Many thanks to our Starr Sponsors, the Loewi-Lemberger Kaplan Family Fund and Starr Library Board of Trustees, and Gold Sponsor, the Friends of Starr Library.

Limited Edition T-Shirts

Show the whole town that you support Starr Library with a limited edition Starry Night t-shirt!

Can’t attend the event or want to show your Starr pride every day? Get Starr Library t-shirts for the whole family. You’ll be the envy of your book club, and your kids will show the whole playground how cool it is to read books. Be a Starr, read a book, and support Starr Library.

Young child in t-shirt that reads "Be a Star, Read a Book"


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    – Caitlin Moran


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