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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.

Friday Funtime – from 15:30

Over the next few weeks, my Friday activities will focus around Pirate Treasures. This week we’ll all work together to create a treasure chest filled with swag! Arrghh!
Tabea and Laura, our lovely volunteers from the International School will be joining us too to makes SMORES! Because PIRATES LOVE SMORES!
See you there!


Come and join us for our CEL Book Day and bring your friends

Saturday 16th February 10:00-17:00
– dress up as your favourite book character and enter our prize draw*.
– cake stall and chance to chat over coffee/tea/juice
– help make a book character collage for CEL
– readings
– face painting
– collect your Mini-Winter-Reading Challenge certificate
– and lots more…


*All those dressed up with receive a ticket. At the end of the day a ticket will be drawn from the hat and the owner of the ticket will receive a six-month free extension to their library membership. Non-members will have to join CEL and pay their first year’s fee before being able to claim the prize.

Jingle bells, jingle bells!

FRIDAY FUNTIME 4:15pm START on Friday 7th December.
Our lovely student volunteers will be leading our Friday fun-time this week with whimsical Christmas tree decoration craft. Due to their school hours they’ll be starting a little later than usual giving you plenty of time to park, meander from the Ubahn, stop in the playground and choose your books.
Hope to see you there!