Media Center

Elementary Media Center Goals

The library media program strives to create and support an environment in which all learners become effective users of ideas and information and achieve the standards set by the state of Indiana and Carmel Clay Schools.

The Goals of the Library Media Program are to: 

  • cultivate a love of reading,

  • provide a broad range of quality resources to support the curriculum and to support recreational reading interests,

  • teach students to become effective and ethical users of print and electronic information,

  • and to encourage all students to become lifelong learners. 



Library Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to help work in the media center. No experience is necessary, we will train. Responsibilities include checking books in and out, assiting students/teachers locating books, shelving books, or a myriad of other activities if interested (bulletin boards, birthday book club, YHBA). It takes many volunteers to help the library run smoothly. Thank you in advance for your help!

Signup Genius August/September

Interested in volunteering at your child’s school or attending a fieldtrip?All volunteers for Carmel Clay Schools are required to have a criminal background check, done through a vendor that was selected and approved by Carmel Clay Schools. Please click on the link below and fill out the information requested so that a criminal background check can be performed (**NOTE - This site requires the use of Internet Explorer). Your child’s school administration will be contacted when the criminal background report is complete. If you have children who attend multiple schools in Carmel, you only need one criminal background report, however you will need to notify all schools where you wish to volunteer, that you have a criminal history check on file. Background checks are good for five school years and there is a $33.00 fee.

  • If you are renewing your criminal background check, please do not renew early, as the fees are non-refundable.

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Carmel Clay Schools

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    CCPL Library Card Application

    CCPL digital resources require a library card number for access. To obtain a CCPL card for your child through the school:
    1. Click the link below to download the PDF application.
    2. Print the form.
    3. Return the completed form to Forest Dale, marked "Attn: Mrs. Duffy".
    4. Your child will receive a CCPL card in the mail.