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The rules have changed once again!

The rules have changed once again.
There are new exemptions to testing for 2G+: in addition to having had a booster, you are also exempt if your recovery has been in the last 6 months, or if you have been fully vaccinated for 6 months or less.
This will hopefully make it easier to volunteer and for people to visit the library.

New Corona Regulations – Libraries are now 2G+

In accordance with the newly announced Corona Regulations libraries are now 2G+

This means that adults over 18 will need proof of vaccination or recovery AND a negative corona test to choose books at CEL.
Those who have had their booster vaccination are exempt.

A bag of books for return may be passed through the door without a test.

Please help our volunteers by having your proof of status ready for inspection on arrival at CEL.

We hope that following these rules mean CEL will be able to stay open.

Stay safe and well,

The CEL Team

Books – a gift that you can keep on opening…

Give a library membership and give access to a world of English speaking books, stories, knowledge and friends…

Our gift certificates cost €50 and cover a year’s library membership for the whole family. There’s something for everyone in the family thanks to our catalogue of over 7000 books, audiobooks, games and media items.
Ordering is easy. If you’re at the library, simply ask the desk volunteer. If you can’t make it to the library order online http://celstuttgart.de/membership/cel-gift-membership/

Alarmstufe – 2G rules at Children’s English Library…

From Wednesday 17th November, B-W will move up to the Alarmstufe which means we will require either proof of vaccination or recovery to use the library (2G).
There is an exception for pregnant and nursing women, they will need a rapid test if they are not vaccinated.
Children are exempt. BUT if children at elementary school and above are not in a school that is testing the students, they will need to be tested before coming to the library.
Please provide your proof of status, including that of your children, when entering the library. The volunteer on the desk will  log members names for contact tracing and you can also check in using Luca or the Coronoa Warn App – the same QR code can be used for both.
Please remember everyone over the age of 6 must wear a face mask.
Thank you for helping keep our volunteers and members safe.

Our third annual Children’s Book Drive at the Children’s English Library

It is time to get started on our third annual Children’s Book Drive! ❤️📚❤️
We will be collecting new or gently used German-language children’s books to donate to local Children’s Homes for ages 0-16 years old.
Let’s spread some holiday cheer and send out some love into our community. 🎄❤️
If you have any books that you would like to donate, please visit us at the Children’s English Library Stuttgart between November 12 and December 11
Opening Hours*:
Fridays 10-12 & 14:30 – 17:30 and Saturdays 14:00 – 17:00
*Please check http://celstuttgart.de/ for any changes to opening times.
Please help us by donating books if you can and by spreading the word to others by sharing this post or sharing the attached flyer with your friends and family.
*there is a shareable post on the public CEL Facebook page.

Children’s English Library e.V.
Hauptstraße 19
70563 Stuttgart
Email:info@celstuttgart.de
Opening Hours*:
Fridays 10-12 & 14:30 – 17:30 and Saturdays 14:00 – 17:00
*Please check http://celstuttgart.de/ for any changes to opening

CEL News… school holidays and Alarmstufe

Dear members,
This week is school holidays so we will only be open on Friday afternoon 14:30-17:30 – we will be closed on Friday morning and on Saturday.
Please also note: Baden-Württemberg is now in “Alarm Stufe” this means those who are over 17 years of age and are not vaccinated or have proof of recovery from Covid-19 within the last six month will need to show a negative PCR Test to use the library.
Masks and distancing are required for all who use the library.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our members and volunteers safe.
The CEL Board

We will be open on Friday afternoon – 15th October

Thankfully we have a volunteer for Friday 15th October and will be open 14:30-17:30
and there will be Friday Fun. Laura writes, “Doesn’t this Fall weather make you excited about Halloween?!? 🎃👻
Join us on Friday for a Friday Fun story about a witch and some friends she makes while riding on her broom 🧹
Story and craft at 3:30pm”