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Sarah will be bringing her ukulele to the library on Friday for a sing-a-long! She tells me sometimes she manages as many as FOUR chords 😱😁
Sounds like an absolute blast!
Book at 1530 and singing right after – Don’t miss out!

No need to register just come and join us. Free for members, 2Euro per child for non-members.

May’s Spotlight is on C.S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast (which was then in Ireland) in 1898. His is best known for his works of fiction, including The Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis wrote more than 30 books, which have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies! Lewis attended Oxford University, with his studies interrupted by the first World War (he eventually went back and finished his studies after the war). Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends. They both served on the English faculty at Oxford University. Come check one of his books out today!

(Don’t forget the CEL AGM tomorrow – Wed. 8th May 19:30)

Don’t forget… 8th May – Annual CEL Meeting

Wednesday 8th May – 19:30 at CEL

A chance for members to get together, we will present the annual report and accounts, elect new board members and then there will be time for socialising.

This year there are three spaces on the CEL board to fill. If you are interested in joining the team please let us know – all you need is enthusiasm for books, children and activities in English … ask if you’d like more details.

The official invitation can be found here – AGM invitation2019

Let us know if you hope to join us.

Friday Fun is a blast!

This Friday 26th April: blast on over at 3:30pm, because we will be reading a book about space and making fizzy planets!!

Don’t  forget we are closed on Saturday 27th April so change your books tomorrow!

Easter Holidays

Can you believe it’s already April?

CEL will be closed on Saturday 13th April, Friday 19th April, Saturday 20th April and Saturday 27th April for the school holidays. We will be open as usual on Friday 26th April

April’s spotlight is on sheep. Did you know that there are over 1 billion sheep in the world? CEL has lots of picture books about these furry animals, like “Baa Baa”, “Russell the Sheep” and “The Lamb who Came for Dinner”.

Let one of these warm, fleecy books keep you cozy on rainy days this April when you check one out at CEL.

School Holidays and Workshop News

FRIDAY FUNTIME – Friday 22nd February
Hi everyone! We’ll be working on treasure maps this week. We’ll plot our treasure, colour and tea stain our maps as well as burn the edges for the authentic pirate look – arghhh!
Book at 1530, activity directly after 🏴‍☠️

Shortbread workshop – Saturday 23rd March
A baking workshop for 3-7 year olds. Places are limited so sign up by e-mailing

 School holiday closing
Due to school holidays we will be closed on Saturday 2nd and 9th of March. We will be open on Friday 8th March as usual.

Schedule for Saturday’s Book Day (16th Feb)

Don’t forget to come and joins us between 10:00-17:00
  • Readings: 11:00, 14:00, 15:00
  • Face painting: from 14:00
All Day
  • Coffee, tea & cakes
  • Fancy Dress prize draw
  • Collect your certificate and prize for the Mini Winter Reading Challenge
  • Library Scavenger Hunt
  • Contribute to our book character collage

Are you ready for next Saturday’s book day?

Saturday 16th February – 10:00-17:00

  • Have you chosen your costume? – remember all those who come dressed as a book character will be given a raffle ticket for a prize draw … win a six month free extension to your library membership.
  • Have you completed your Mini winter reading challenge ready to return your form and collect your prize?
  • Have you told your friends? Fliers available at CEL
  • Have you signed up to bake or help?

And from one of our favourite Children’s author’s Chris Riddell … an article from the Guardian about why reading and libraries are important for children …

February’s Spotlight is on David Walliams

… a British author, comedian, actor and talent show judge. His books, like “Mr. Stink”, have sold more than 25 million copied and have been translate into more than 50 languages! Walliams has won many awards for his writing and for his many other endeavors as well. He even swam the English Channel AND the Strait of Gibraltar (not consecutively) to raise money for Sport Relief! In addition to “Mr. Stink”, CEL has lots of Walliams’ books available to take home, like “Awful Auntie” and “Billionaire Boy”. They’re found in junior fiction, come check one out soon.