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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.

Raghav Sriram

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 department manager at the library, the fair food book tasting is based on picking up food from th...

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

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

Grace Xu

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 providing free reading resources for quarantined students, so reading digitally has been about the ea...

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.

Leah Tan

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 for people of all ages. For students like Nicole Segaran, Teen Library Council (TLC) and seni...

Library Undergoes Major Rennovations in Effort to Modernize

Edward Dong

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 rapidly growing community. Library director Bob Swanay said the current building was simply not ...

Carmel Clay Public Library to host all-district art show

Raghav Sriram

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 4 to 6 p.m. and will display paintings, drawings, and collages in the main library lobby with an acco...

Library hosts game night for teen writers

Raghav Sriram

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 teens should check with the young adult desk on the second floor of the library and will not need t...

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.

Adam Spensley

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 young adult staff to discuss and give input on teen related programs and matters at the library....

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.

Adam Spensley

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 will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students will be working with a mentor and their peers to build...

Soho Cafe to replace Monon Cafe and Sweets in March

COFFEE CHOICES:
Senior Mallory Cole twists the lid of a coffee jar at Soho Cafe. Many students currently go to Soho after school to study.

Pranav Jothirajah

February 22, 2019

In the coming months, the Monon Cafe and Sweets, which was located in the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL), will soon be replaced by Soho Cafe. The Monon Cafe and Sweets has been around the library for six years and has been seen as a popular place for CHS students to come to after school and get fo...

Carmel Clay Public Library to host Origami for the Oceans

Young adult librarian Jamie Beckman works at the young adult center desk. Beckman and others involved at the young adult center help coordinate events such as Origami for the Oceans.

Adam Spensley

February 13, 2019

On Feb. 27 the Carmel Clay Public Library will host the Origami for the Oceans program. At the event, students will be making sea animals and creatures out of origami in order to help out the Students Rebuild 2019 Ocean Challenge. Every origami made and sent to Students Rebuild will result in them don...