The vote will take place between the hours of 12 noon and 6 pm at the Gilead Church, 9 Church Street, Carmel, NY.  Registered voters in the Reed Memorial Public Library District (the portion of the Town of Carmel that  is not in the Mahopac School District) are eligible to vote upon:

1.The election of three trustees of the Reed Memorial Public Library District

2.The following proposition:  Shall the  sum of $312,13 be raised by annual levy of a tax upon the taxable real property within the Reed Memorial Library District for the purpose of funding the operating budget of the Reed Memorial Library?

A sample ballot is available here.

Absentee Ballot Applications are available here.

Please return the application to the library to receive an Absentee Ballot.  Applications must be received at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be picked up by the voter.




The local Comcast Station recently completed a short video on Reed Library, Know Your Local Library.  Take a look!


Having trouble getting to the library but eager to use some of the great resources the library now has available?  We can help!

You can now register for a library card online and gain  access to our digital content including e-books, downloadable audiobooks, streaming music and videos and digital magazines.  Click “Library Card” on our homepage and complete the form.  A library card number and PIN will be emailed to you, giving you access to the full Reed digital library!

eBooks for Kids!

Overdrive for Kids

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.



Carmel library patrons can download thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks  for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital.  There is no waiting to borrow and items are automatically returned at the end of the loan period (video lends for 72 hours, music lends for 7 days and audiobooks lend for 21 days).  Visit hoopladigital.com and get started!