Voters will go to the polls on Monday October 3, 2022 to vote on the library’s budget and to elect three trustees for the Reed Memorial Library.  Petitions for potential Library trustee candidates are available at the Library or by clicking here.  Completed petitions must be submitted to the Library by 5 pm Friday September 2, 2022 in order for candidate names to appear on the ballot.

Trustee candidates must be registered voters and residents of the Reed Memorial Public Library District.  The district is defined as the portion of the Town of Carmel which is not in the Mahopac School District.  Trustees are elected to three year terms.  Candidates are requested to supply short bios with their completed petitions.

For additional information please contact Library Director Jeanne Buck at jbuck@carmellibrary.org or Library Board President Carla Taylor at tayham71@gmail.com.



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!