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Back to School … CEL News

Hello CEL Members and Volunteers,

School is back in session and our normal opening hours resume on Friday.
Fridays 10:00-12:00
Fridays 14:30-17:30
Saturdays 14:00-17:00

All children that participated in our Summer Reading Challenge can show their reading log to the volunteer at the desk and pick out a prize! Prizes will be available until Saturday October 14th.

Volunteers Needed!
Our current Volunteer Coordinator needs step down due to work obligations and we are looking for someone to fill this position. It’s a great way to volunteer and get involved at CEL. Anyone interested please send an email to

We are looking for someone to take over the remaining time for the board position from Alex Fluegel. The position runs until our Annual General Meeting in April when we will hold elections for new members. This is a great way to get a sense of being on the board without making a big commitment. You must be a member of CEL. Anyone interested please send an email to

We hope you all enjoyed the summer and wish you a good school year!

The CEL board

New Books @CEL

Our new books have arrived and are waiting for you to check them out.

Don’t forget to keep filling out your Summer Reading Challenge log sheets and get read to bring them back to the library to collect your prize from 15th September.

Normal opening hours resume on Friday 15th September and Saturday 16th September.

Summer @CEL – read on for opening time and our summer reading challenge

Hello CEL Members,

School holidays start next week on Thursday. We will be open only Friday afternoons (volunteer dependent) from July 27 through September 10th. Normal hours resume the week of September 11th. Please check the website to make sure the library is open.

Don’t forget about our Summer Reading Challenge going on now until the start of the school year! Reading logs are available at the front desk.

We wish you all a nice summer break! Stay safe and happy reading.

The CEL board

Friday morning – 10:00-11:40 on 16th June

This Friday morning, the library will be open from 10:00 until 11:40.  Our volunteer needs to close a few minutes early due to an appointment.

Friday afternoon and Saturday are regular opening hours.
Don’t forge the Yoga in the Park this Saturday – all ages welcome to take part.

CEL Summer Events – come and join us

Hello Members,

We would like to invite you to a summer get-together at the Katzenbacher Hof on Saturday June 24th from 11-3. There is a cash only food and beverage kiosk, picnic tables, and a large playground. It’s a great opportunity to socialize and meet other members. We hope you can join us!

Our Summer Reading Challenge Starts on July 1st. The reading logs will be available to pick up at the library. All ages are welcome to participate- read yourself or have someone read to you! See more details on the flyer below.

Don’t forget this Saturday is Yoga in the Park at 2pm in the Vaihinger Stadtpark. All ages welcome. Please bring a towel or blanket to place under your yoga mat. No sign up required. After the yoga class, stop by the library and exchange your books!

Best wishes and happy reading,
the CEL board

School Holiday Closure …

During the Pfingstferien which begins Saturday May 27th and lasts until Sunday June 11th, CEL is only open on the Friday afternoons of June 2 and 9th. We have volunteers signed up for both of those days.

But, this does mean the planned watercolour workshop has had to be cancelled as CEL is not open that Saturday.

CEL Closed – Saturday 13th May

Dear Members,

Apologies but our volunteer for today has had to cancel.
We have been unable to find a replacement at short notice and need to take the decision to close and send out mails about this now, in order to save you a wasted journey.

We will be open on Friday next week as usual, the next two Saturdays we still need volunteers for – if you are a trained desk volunteer please check your calendars.
For everyone else please keep your eye on the emails in case we can’t find anyone.

best regards,

The CEL Board

Help us choose our books

Why not try our new stock selection tool? You can vote for books other people have suggested – or suggest your own choices for purchase.

Stock Selection

You do not need to create an account to select a book. Just put in your first and last name, a valid e-mail address and a dummy password.

Add the title of the book you wish to suggest for purchasing.
(Check our catalogue first to make sure we don’t already have a copy

Add any additional description, author, ISBN etc.
In Tags you can let us know if it is a BB, PB, ER, JF, Teen or non-Fiction book.
If you want to you can attach the book cover image.

Before you can click Push you must answer the sum. In the example here the sum is 6-8 so you would enter -2.

We are looking forward to receiving your suggestions.