The Reed Memorial Library is located at the intersection of Routes 6 and 52 in Carmel, across from Lake Gleneida. Convenient free parking is available in the Gilead Presbyterian Church parking lot as well as on Seminary Hill Road.
Reed Memorial Library
1733 Route 6
Carmel, NY 10512
About the Library:
The Reed Memorial Library is owned by the Literary Union of Carmel, the oldest organization in Putnam County to operate a public library. Dedicated in 1914, the Library was built by Arrietta Crane Reed as a memorial to her husband, William Belden Reed, an early Literary Union supporter. The Library is constructed of native stone with beautiful marble trim. The interior features a large rotunda, hardwood paneling, two fireplaces and original oak furnishings. In 1980 the Reed Library was put on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural significance.
The Reed Library offers for loan a large selection of the latest books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, audio books and e-books. Public computers and wireless Internet access are available. We host a continuous schedule of programs and special events that can be viewed by clicking “Calendar” at the top of the page.
Reed Memorial Library strives to be a warm and inviting community-based gateway to information. We provide library materials in print and in electronic formats to serve the informational, education, recreational and leisure needs of our community. Reed Memorial Library is committed to supporting a lifelong enjoyment of reading and learning.
Board of Trustees:
Ed Cassidy, Cindy Katz, Robert Kimtis, John Koster (President), Kate Mackie, Janet Ohles, and Aloysius Stedina.
Director Jeanne Buck