Carmel library branching out
The Carmel Clay Public Library is excited to announce that it will be opening its first library branch in early 2019. Located at 12770 Horseferry Road in the Village of WestClay, the branch will expand the library's reach into the community.
The new branch will build on the services already offered at the library's current building and at its Digital Media Lab in the Arts and Design District. Expanding convenient access to library service on Carmel's growing west side is part of the library's strategic plan.
"CCPL's current building was designed to serve a community of up to 85,000," says library Director Bob Swanay. "Since the population of Carmel has surpassed 90,000 and continues to rise, we are looking at ways of increasing our capacity to better serve the community now and in the future." Library patrons will be able to browse and check out materials from a collection of popular titles at the west branch. They will also be able to place items from the library's main collection on hold and pick them up and return them at the branch. The branch will feature comfortable places to sit and relax both inside and out. Other aspects of the Carmel Clay Public Library's strategic vision include reinventing space at the main library building through renovation and creating a mixed-use structure to increase parking and further expand services. As work gets underway on these projects, the community will be able to follow along at www.carmel.lib.in.us/nextchapter.
The mission of the Carmel Clay Public Library is to inspire lifelong discovery, facilitate collaboration, and connect people with resources. Library patrons check out over 2 million books, movies, audiobooks, and ebooks from the Carmel Clay Public Library each year.