Library News

See our 2020 Annual Report here.

Library Procedures beginning Monday March 15

Beginning Monday March 15, the library will be open for walk-in pickup, browsing, copying, faxing and printing.

Computer use and use of a quiet work table are by appointment only.

Visits to the children’s room are by appointment only.

All appointments can be made at or by calling the library at 845-225-2439.

Please keep in mind that library capacity is limited to allow for mandated social distancing.  Visitors with appointments will receive preference.

Masks must be worn at all times while in the library.

If you would like to be met at the door with your check-out items, please call ahead.

All returns will continue to be made in the outside book drop.

Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 1 pm to 7 pm and Saturday 10 am to 1 pm.

See you soon!



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!

Ancestry Library Edition is now available in the library, delivering billions of records in census data, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

It’s intuitive search interface, detailed search indexes, and helpful Learning Center tools, make Ancestry Library Edition easy to use.  It is an indispensable resource for genealogists and historians and the merely curious!

The valuable resource is available only in the library, bring in your device or use ours . . . you never know what you’ll discover.

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 and get started!

Who’s in your family tree?

The Heritage Quest database through our website gives you anytime, anywhere access with your library card to a collection of genealogical and historical sources (with coverage dating back to the 1700s) that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.