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Blind Date with a Book

Hi Members and Volunteers,

Don’t forget, next Saturday February 24th at 19:30 is our Blind Date with a Book!
Bring a new or used book wrapped up with a description on it (see photo for an example) and a snack to share. We will provide the drinks. Please send us a quick message to let us know you are coming.

Hope to see you there. It’s going to be fun!

This month at CEL…

There is a lot going on this winter at the CEL.

This Saturday, February 3rd, is Lego Club from 1:30-2:30 for ages 6-12.


We are doing a bottle drive as a fundraiser!
Bring your einwegpfand bottles and cans (during opening hours) to the CEL.
We are having another Blind Date with a Book on Saturday February 24th starting at 7:30 pm for the grown-ups.  Bring a wrapped book (new or used) and a snack to share. We will provide the drinks.  RSVP at
We are looking for volunteers to work the front desk and to lead Friday morning Rhyme Time.  If you enjoy reading aloud and putting together a craft, Friday Fun can always use more volunteers.  Let us know if you are interested and we can get you started. Send a message to


The Fasching school holidays are the week of February 12th.  We will only be open on Friday afternoon February 16th.

Best wishes and happy reading!

The CEL board

Welcome to 2024 @CEL

Normal opening hours resume this week
Fridays 10:00-12:00 & 14:30-17:30
Saturdays 14:00-17:00

Join us this Saturday for Lego Club at 1:30. Ages 6-12.

Rhyme Time – Friday 19th January 10:30
Come along with your little ones to sing together and discuss how this morning group might develop and revive in 2024.


Last time before closing for the Holidays

Hi Members,
The library will only be open this Friday morning from 10-12. We will be closed Friday afternoon and for the entire Christmas School Holidays. The CEL will reopen on Friday January 13, 2024.

We wish you and your families a healthy and happy holiday season!

Warm wishes,

the CEL Board

A successful book drive!

Dear CEL families and volunteers,

It was a big and successful book drive this year! 769 books and 80 mini pixie books have been delivered to 5 different organizations supporting children and mothers. 📚❤️🎄

As with the previous years, the directors of these organizations were so happy and grateful to receive all of these beautiful books.

Thank you to everyone that donated books and helped to spread the word.

Thank you all for helping us to do something good for children in our community in honor and memory of Henry. ❤️

Best wishes,
The CEL Board

Fun activities to put on your calendar

Hello CEL Members,

This is what’s coming up at the CEL:

On Saturday December 2nd, we have Lego Club from 1:30-2:30 pm for kids ages 6-12.
Beginning at 2:30 pm, we will also have cookie decorating and a Gingerbread Man scavenger hunt! No reservations needed.

On Saturday December 9th from 1:00- 3:00 pm, we will have a Holiday Bake Sale with a special guest from Santa Claus! Please see the flyer for more information.
We are looking for baked good donations for our bake sale. If you can help us, please send an email to

Don’t forget, our 5th Annual Children’s Book Drive runs until Saturday December 2nd. We are collecting new and gently used German language children’s books for ages 0-18 years old. There are a lot of kids between the ages of 10 and 18 in the Children’s Homes so any teen and young adult books are greatly appreciated.


CEL will be closed for the holidays from 23rd December. We will reponed in 2024 on Friday 12th January.

Best wishes and happy reading,
The CEL Board and volunteers

5th Annual Children’s Book Drive

Dear CEL members and volunteers,

Our 5th Annual Children’s Book Drive starts this week and runs until Saturday December 2nd. 📚🎄📚🎄

We are collecting new and gently used German language children’s books to benefit local children’s homes and family support centers. There will be a collection box set up by the front desk.

In the past 4 years, we have donated approximately 2,370 books to 10 different organizations.

Please help us make this year a success by spreading the word and sharing this flyer with your friends and family. This is a great opportunity to send some love and holiday cheer to children in our community. ❤️

Don’t miss this month’s challenge at Lego Club! Ages 6-12.
No sign up required. This Saturday at 1:30pm. See you there

Fall Holidays and a successful Halloween Party

Hello CEL members and volunteers,

Please keep in mind, this week is the Fall school holidays and the library is only open on Friday afternoon November 3rd from 2:30-5:30. 🍁🎃🍂

Regular hours resume the week of November 6th.

It was a spooky and fun day at the CEL on Saturday! We had a record breaking turn-out for our Halloween Party! Thank you to everyone that volunteered and baked and invited their friends. It was a smashing success! We hope you all had a lot of fun! 🎃👻🎃👻

There are some cute photos on our new Instagram page @celstuttgart.
Check it out!

Best wishes and happy reading,

The CEL Board

CEL Halloween Party October 28th

Dear CEL Members,

We would like to invite you to join us at the CEL Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th from 1-5 pm.  There will be fun and spooky activities and storytime as well as a bake sale.  All kids that wear a costume get a treat!  We‘ve rented out an additional room from our neighbor so there will be plenty of space for the party!

We are looking for volunteers to help out and donations of baked goods for the bake sale. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up on the nuudel in the link below.
If you can bake something for the bake sale, please send an email to to let us know.

We look forward to seeing you all there!
The CEL Board