CCPL’s grand opening to take place Oct. 1

Beatriz Lacerda signs up for volunteering at the library on Oct. 1. Anyone in TLC or Teen Volunteer Corps can sign up to volunteer for the Grand Opening. “Spots for volunteering are running out pretty quick,” Lacerda said. 

Beatriz Lacerda signs up for volunteering at the library on Oct. 1. Anyone in TLC or Teen Volunteer Corps can sign up to volunteer for the Grand Opening. “Spots for volunteering are running out pretty quick,” Lacerda said. 

Pahal Sehgal

On Oct. 1, the grand opening of the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) will take place. This event will include activities suitable for all age groups.

Jamie Beckman, the young adult services manager at CCPL, said, “There’s an organized schedule with tours of the new library every half an hour. We also have tons of activities that kids will love, like face painting, arts and crafts and other things of the sort.”

“We encourage as many people as possible that are interested to come and check us out,” Beckman said.

Sophomore Beatriz Lacerda, a member of the Teen Library Council, said that she is excited to volunteer there and help everyone navigate the newly renovated building.

“It’s just been so long since the library has been open; I’m sure that many people have forgotten the general layout of it, not to mention with the new renovations,” Lacerda said. “I’m sure it will be a shocking sight for a lot of people, myself included.”

Beckman says that there have been several major changes made to the library.

“The Digital Media Lab used to be in a completely separate location. Now, the lab will be in the main building itself, which we are looking forward to,” Beckman said. “We have also rearranged the space a lot. The teen area is between four and six times bigger than it used to be, so there’s plenty of more space for students to come and hang out here after school.”

Lacerda says that she is the most excited about the new Java House location that will be inside the library.

“Studying at the library will just be so convenient now,” Lacerda said. “There’s an expanded teen center for me to study at after school, and I can get coffee at the brand new Java House inside the library which is so cool.”

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