CARMEL — The Carmel Clay Public Library’s major department will reopen on Oct. 1, after being closed for greater than two years for renovations.
“The unique model of this constructing opened in 1999. So it was time,” Bob Swanay, director of Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) mentioned.
The brand new library goes past books. Upgrades embody a restaurant, an expanded teen part, and even a high-tech digital media lab.
“The panorama of libraries is simply deeper and richer. There’s extra instructions you’ll be able to go. There’s deep dives you’ll be able to soak up any variety of instructions. It relies on your pursuits. We help lifelong studying. No matter your curiosity is, it is seemingly the library may help improve and assist with furthering your pursuits,” Swanay mentioned.
The expanded teen part consists of communal areas, school rooms and many funky decor. The digital media lab could have computer systems, sound and video rooms and even 3D printers. New workers members will likely be readily available to assist out.
“I believe it’s going to be enjoyable to strive new issues, just like the 3D printing,” Carmel resident Alexandira Hicks mentioned. “I believe it’s going to be nice for not simply youthful individuals, however older individuals, and the youthful children, too.”
“I find it irresistible. It was one among my favourite locations to review rising up,” Carmel resident Sydney Scott mentioned. “And I simply love that it is transferring extra in direction of the long run, and getting greater and extra thrilling.”
Even with the high-tech improve, there are nonetheless stacks of books and comfy chairs round each nook.
“I believe what’s so cool about libraries is it means various things to completely different individuals, and it is all completely legitimate, and it is all nice,” Swanay mentioned.
The library will likely be holding a Grand Opening Celebration on Oct. 1.