The Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) will host Dine on a Dime on Jan. 25 from after school to 5 p.m. in the program room. At the event, teenagers will learn how to make foods at home that they would usually buy at restaurants.
Students will have the opportunity to save money by learning how to make their own latte drinks instead of buying them ready-made in a store or restaurant. This event takes place in response to a grant from an organization called the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Hope Baugh, Young Adult services manager, said this event will positively impact teens.
“Most teens I know wish they had more spending money, and this program will help with that. However, even independently wealthy teens will have fun making lattes or cupcakes or whatever,” Baugh said via email. “You won’t have to pay anything, you don’t have to sign up ahead of time, you don’t have to be good at making things and it will be fun.”
Freshman Rob Holden, member of the CCPL’s Teen Library Council, said he agrees with Baugh.
“I honestly think that some teens don’t understand how expensive it is to eat out at some restaurants when the food is so simple to make at home for less money,” Holden said.