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Voting for Carmel Clay Public Library’s costume contest begins Oct. 24

November 11, 2020

For the past few weeks, the Carmel Clay Public Library has been accepting contest entries for its Literary Costume Contest, with voting to decide the winner beginning on Oct. 24. According to Katie Blackthorn,...

Carmel Clay Public Library to host Tutor.com Info Session

On Nov. 17 the Carmel Clay Public Library will host a Tutor.com Info Session for teens grades 6 to 12. Students will get to learn more about the services Tutors.com provides and brainstorm ways the library can better promote Tutor.com.
November 10, 2020

The Carmel Clay Public Library will host a Tutor.com Info Session virtually over Zoom on Nov. 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. According to Jamie Beckman, young adult department manager at the library, the info...

Carmel Clay Public Library hosts tie-dyed masks volunteering opportunity

October 12, 2020

The Carmel Clay Public Library will begin the tie-dyed masks volunteering opportunity for students of grades 6 to 12 at Merchants’ Main Square on Oct. 12. According to Jamie Beckman, young adult department...

Carmel Clay Public Library hosts Indiana State Fair inspired fair food book tasting

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, sophomore Dev Mathur reads a book for enjoyment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mathur has seen an increase in the amount of free time he has and spends this time reading more books. Similarly, the Fair Food Book Tasting hopes to encourage young adults to read more during the COVID-19 pandemic by basing genres off of fair foods found at the canceled Indiana State Fair.
September 12, 2020

For the past month, the Carmel Clay Public Library has held the fair food book tasting in hopes to inspire young adults to read more during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Jamie Beckman, young adult...

Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]

Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]
April 13, 2020

I have finally started to read books for fun again during this (much too long) corona-cation, so what better time to recommend some novels? Additionally, a lot of companies and organizations have been...

CCPL renovation reflects libraries’ attempt to meet changing needs of students

Ella Joliet, Teen Library Council member and sophomore, volunteers in the QUEST Lab at the CCPL. The library offers a variety of volunteering opportunities for teenagers.
February 21, 2020

Despite the common misconception that libraries are silent spaces for those who wish to solely read books, today’s libraries have transformed significantly to provide a wide array of services and resources...

Library Undergoes Major Rennovations in Effort to Modernize

February 21, 2020

The Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) announced plans for a complete renovation of the main library building at Fourth Avenue and Main Street, continuing a trend of construction in Carmel’s...

Carmel Clay Public Library to host all-district art show

February 5, 2020

The Carmel Clay Public Library will host the Carmel Clay Schools all-district art show from Feb. 6 to 29. According to Jamie Beckman, young adult department manager at the library, the reception is from...

Library hosts game night for teen writers

November 7, 2019

The Carmel Clay Public Library will host Teen Writers’ Game Night on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the library’s flex room. According to Jamie Beckman, young adult library manager, interested...

Teen Library Council applications now available

Young adult librarian Jamie Beckman works at the computer at the young adult center desk. Beckman and other young adult librarians at the Carmel Clay Public Library help work with the Teen Library Council.
May 15, 2019

Applications to join the Carmel Clay Public Library’s Teen Library Council (TLC) are now available. The TLC is an advisory board of students in 8th through 12th grade who meet monthly with the library’s...

Carmel Clay Public Library to host Teen Novel Writing Challenge

Young adult librarian Jamie Beckman works at the main desk of the young adult section of the Carmel Clay Public Library. Beckman and other librarians help coordinate programs such as Teen Novel Writing Challenge.
March 26, 2019

The Teen Novel Writing Challenge will be a five-week program designed to help students learn how to write an engaging novel. It will take place every Friday starting April 5 and ending on May 3; each session...

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