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Rowland Designs New Carmel Library

Updated: Jan 26, 2021

Carmel Clay Public Library recently opened the new Joyce Winner West Branch at 12770 Horseferry Road at the Village of WestClay in Carmel.

In 2018 the library board issued $1.4 million in bonds to purchase and convert the former Harvest Fresh Market building.

The branch name recognizes the generous support of the late Joyce Winner, a Carmel resident and longtime Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation Guild member, and her husband Jim.

This new 5,000 square-foot building includes gathering spaces and a drive-up materials return. Patrons are able to place holds on titles from the library’s 360,000-item collection and pick them up at the branch.

The layout includes a single-story building with two mezzanine rooms and a gathering space, lined with windows, at the east side of the building.

A 6-person conference room is located under the west mezzanine. The other side is a room where returned materials are sorted.

Stenz Construction completed the construction after being awarded the contract through a public bid process.

The new branch was designed by Rowland Design in Indianapolis.

“It’s always a treat to get to remodel a space you designed years ago. The Library staff had a bold vision of how this former grocery could be reimagined, and it was fun to help them bring that vision to reality! The Village of WestClay now has the reading room it has richly deserved,” said architect Eric Rowland of Rowland Design.

Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and



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