Carmel Clay Public Library Reopens Expanded Main Library on October 1

The long-awaited time is here: The Carmel Clay Public Library will reopen its expanded Main Library on Saturday, October 1, 2022. In celebration of the reopening, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the library at 8:30 a.m., followed by a day of activities for all ages, including library tours, technology demonstrations, musical entertainment, and fun for kids.

202201octAll DayCarmel Clay Public Library Grand Reopening Celebration(All Day: saturday)(GMT-04:00) Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave SE Carmel, IN 46032CategoryCommunity Event,Free,Library EventFilterFree

Carmel Clay Library
Carmel Clay Library
Carmel Clay Library
Carmel Clay Library

Same Location, All-New Library Space

The Main Library will once again be located at 425 E. Main Street in Carmel, across the street from Carmel High School. The reopening marks the completion of a $40-million project to increase the size of the library and renovate existing spaces to better serve Carmel’s growing community. Highlights of the project include a Digital Media Lab relocated from off site, an expanded teens area, flexible meeting rooms, and a parking garage attached to the library by a skybridge.

Carmel Clay Library
Carmel Clay Library
Carmel Clay Library
Carmel Clay Library

“We know the Carmel community is passionate about the library and is highly anticipating our doors opening,” says library director Bob Swanay. “I can promise it will be worth the wait. Every facet of the library has been significantly enhanced and improved in this project.” 

Grand Reopening Celebration

The community is invited to celebrate the reopening of the expanded Main Library with fun activities for all ages throughout the day on Saturday, October 1. Visitors can explore the expanded Main Library, get or renew a library card, and check things out!

Schedule of Activities
8:30 a.m. Remarks & ribbon cutting at north entrance
9 a.m. Doors open
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Library tours every half hour beginning in lobby
10 a.m.-4 p.m. virtual reality demos in Meeting Room B (2nd floor)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids Area fun: face painting, balloon animals, caricatures, mini tours led by Youth Library Council members
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Music by the student musicians of We Have All Music in lobby
All day Digital Media Lab demos

Drop-in crafts in Kids Area Discovery Room, Teens Program Room & Artist in Residence Room, and Meeting Room C (2nd floor)

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More Info

The Carmel Clay Public Library is located at 425 E. Main Street in Carmel. For more information, visit

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