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Carmel Clay Public Library hosts tie-dyed masks volunteering opportunity

Raghav Sriram

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 manager at the library, this event will give the opportunity for middle schoolers and high sch...

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...

Carmel Clay Public Library to move locations, begin renovations

The CCPL’s temporary location at the Merchants’ Square shopping center is the area formerly occupied by Marsh Supermarket. The location is only two-and-a-half miles from the Main Library and will be opening in October.

Olivia Stock

September 12, 2020

The Carmel Clay Public Library Main Street location closes starting Sept. 6 due to remodeling. The temporary location will open Oct. 1 in the Merchant’s Square shopping center. According to Jamie Beckman, Young Adult Department Manager, library programs and activities such as Teen Library Council ...

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...