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Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) launches new website and catalog

Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) launches new website and catalog

Aditi Kumar

May 21, 2020

According to Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) Young Adult Department Manager Jamie Beckman, CCPL staff had been working on the new website for over a year. The release of the new website and catalog were timed for the end of March when the subscription to the current catalog expired. Take a look at...

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...

National Chinese Honors Society begins planning activities

National Chinese Honors Society sponsor Tungfen Lee looks at the NCHS flyer for this year’s events. According to Lee, NCHS is trying to appeal to middle schoolers and are trying to have a more prominent role in CHS by “appearing (and being) heard more” in CHS culture.

Nathan Huang

September 17, 2019

National Chinese Honors Society (NCHS) will begin the year with its activity at the library on Sept. 19. The goal of the society is to enrich and immerse students with information about Chinese culture. It also provides an opportunity for Chinese students to provide back to the community. According to...

Media center to host WW1 gallery walk

Terri Ramos, department chairperson for media and communications, looks through her calendar of events. “The media center is always busy,” Ramos said. “We have to stay organized and be on top of things.

Karen Zhang

October 23, 2018

According to Terri Ramos, department chairperson for media and communications, the media center is preparing for the upcoming gallery walks that will honor Indiana veterans. “Gray Martens actually came up to me with this idea,” Ramos said. “He wanted to have a poppy for every single Indiana sold...

Carmel Clay Public Library starting Summer Reading Program

Jai Sanghani

May 29, 2018

The Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) is starting its annual Summer Reading Program on May 31. This event takes months of planning and is CCPL’s most popular event. Jamie Beckman, young adult section librarian, said, “The Summer Reading Program is open to all ages, which makes it very popular...