Come Visit The Expanded Starr Library in Rhinebeck NY

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The Starr Library in Rhinebeck  was founded in 1862 and underwent renovation and added a wing a few years ago.  A library is an anchor in the community and caters to all age groups.

The mission of the Starr Library in Rhinebeck is to provide the community with the best service, the most updated information, but most of all, helping children to develop a lifelong love for reading.

Even today there are still household without computers and therefore rely on internet service at the library.  The Starr Library has a bank of computers for use by the public.  There is also free WIFI available if you bring your laptop.


Starr Library Rhinebeck NY

So what are some of the programs available at the Starr Library?

Children Programs

  • Story time - This is on Tuesday.  There are two sessions, at 10:15 AM is the story time for 2-3 year olds and then at 11:15 it is the 4-5 year olds turn.
  • Summer Reading Program - This is the official NY Statewide Reading Program, providing reading list. games and puzzles.
  • Teens - This is a comprehensive list of information to help  teenagers with all aspects of their lives.

Starr Library in Rhinebeck NY


Inside Starr Library Rhinebeck NY

I know that in the age of internet, we conduct most of our information search online, however keep the library in mind as a valuable resource.  I have found that there are times I can't find something online but will find an old book in the library that provides the needed information.

Yes the library is a resource not to be overlooked, some of the other services include books on tape, you can take out movies and CD's.  The neat thing to remember is that if your local library does not have a particular item they can get it from another library and you can pick up the item at your local library.


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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Jennifer, even with the internet and computers and ebooks and books on CD's, I still love libraries and book stores.  Call me retro!

Jul 24, 2008 01:41 AM #1
Jeff Johnson
On the Move - Louisville, KY
Proud To Be Your Realtor

What a great blog.  There is just something about the smell of all those books.  Brings back memories to when I was a child in school.....yes folks there was more than one room!

Jul 24, 2008 01:43 AM #2
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Pat - I feel the same way, there was a time when I read several books per week sometimes my parents reminded me about that little thing called sleep.

Jeff - I loved books so much that I almost became a librarian.  I get pleasure out of digging through really old books.

Jul 24, 2008 01:48 AM #3
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

I am a big library fan too!!  Does Carolyn Tann-Starr know about this one.  I figure she should check it out with that name on it.  Have a great one.

Jul 24, 2008 02:20 AM #4
Kimberly Grant
Exit Leon Crawford Realty - Huntsville, AL
Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama

You know when I was younger I used to think the library was the worst place in the world.  But as an adult I LOVE THE LIBRARY!!  I can go in there and stay forever.  LOL  This is a good highlight on your library.  I don't think many people appreciate all the local library has to offer.

Jul 24, 2008 03:34 AM #5
Kim Sellers
Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow

This is a great piece you put together on the local library. 

Jul 24, 2008 03:59 AM #6
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

What a lovely library in your area Jennifer. I am impressed with how long it has been around too.

Jul 24, 2008 07:13 AM #7
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jennifer the days of a library being just a place to go and take out books are long gone.  Today libraries provide a multitude of educational activities and resources for their communities.

Jul 24, 2008 11:08 AM #8
Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
Overland Park

Jennifer - I am so surprised libraries have not become a thing of the past with all the info available online. Since my kids are grown now, I almost forgot about the library!  

Jul 24, 2008 02:40 PM #9
Robert Monk
100% Realty, Inc. - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Florida Real Estate

Jennifer, you always come up with the most interesting historical posts.  We (wife and I) visited the library in Alexandria, Egypt, earlier this year.  I'll post some pics of that soon.

Jul 25, 2008 12:45 AM #10
Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe - Birmingham, AL

Jennifer, I have to agree with Carol up there and seeing library expansion in this time and age seems very odd, yet quite encouraging. As a former educator (and reading specialist) I am always encouraged and inspired by communities that value libraries.

Jul 25, 2008 02:21 PM #11
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
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This is a well written post on your Local Library. You write great posts on things in your neighborhood. Have a great weekend. Great post.

Jul 26, 2008 07:24 AM #12
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

That looks like a great library.  One of my favorite places to be when the weather is bad is at the library -- Nice photos -- and I am sure that people will enjoy the new and improved space.

Jul 26, 2008 07:59 AM #13
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Paddy - Thanks, I just read your blog on your library and loved it.

Kimberly - When I was younger I was a bookworm, it was the library or spending my last dollar in a bookstore.

Kim with the Internet many have forgotten about this great resource.

Gary - It is great that this community has had such a resource for so long.

George - Today's libraries are keeping up with the times.  My son-in-law love to get the movies and dvds

Carol -If you feel like watching an old black and white movie you might just find it at your local library.

Jul 28, 2008 04:59 PM #14
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Robert - I can;t top that.  You much have seen  so much, that's a place with history.

Stephen - I have actually been to a few that expanded in the last few years.  There was also some grants available for upgrading computers,

Lanre - Have a great week also.  If we really look, there is so much to discover in a community.

Joan - It is a nice place to spend some time.

Jul 28, 2008 05:09 PM #15
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