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CEL Gift Membership – now available

Looking for a non-material gift for your children this year? The Children’s English Library has you covered. This year, give the gift that keeps on giving – reading!

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/

Take-home Christmas Activity Packets

We aren’t able to have our normal library activities and special holiday workshops this year so we have made up some fun take-home Christmas Activity Packets!

We have color pages for the little ones and packets for the bigger ones with I SPY, Emoji Pictionary, a Scavenger Hunt, and a color by letter page!

So when you come to the library, starting tomorrow until Christmas break, you can pick one up at the front desk and have some fun at home!
If you can’t make it into CEL we have added some Christmas stories for pre-schoolers and school children to our virtual story time so you can join in with the seasonal fun. http://celstuttgart.de/books/virtual-story-time/ If you need the password please ask info@celstuttgart.de
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Please remember our 2nd Annual Children’s Book drives goes until December 5th! We are looking for donations of new or gently used German language Children’s books to give to local Children’s Homes! Help us spread some Holiday cheer and share the joy of reading!

 

Book Profile – Room on the broom

One of our most borrowed books is the modern day classic from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. A fun tale of a friendly witch and her unique group of companions, it’s a fun ride from start to finish. If you haven’t already, check it out when you’re next at CEL.

 

Second Annual Children’s Book Drive

Dear CEL Members,
The second annual Children’s Book Drive begins this week. We will once again be collecting new or gently used German language children’s books to donate to local children’s homes.

This has been a hard year for many, unimaginably hard for my family. Let’s try to do something good and spread some Holiday cheer to some children that could use it.

Please help us to make this book drive a success by donating books if you can and by spreading the word to others.

Thank you for your help,

Liz Weiser
Chair, CEL Board

No tricks, just a treat!

 A quick reminder to all that we are OPEN tomorrow between 10am and 12pm and again 14:30-17:30 for Halloween Week!
We look forward to seeing all of you Witches and Wizards in your spookiest costumes, and enjoy taking out our great range of Halloween books! And there might just be a small treat for our youngest visitors 🙂
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It’s Halloween Week at CEL Stuttgart…

It’s Halloween Week at CEL Stuttgart and we are inviting all of our members to dress up in their favourite Halloween outfits on Friday 30th of October, when we are once again open from 10am – 12pm and 14:30-17:30.
We have a lot of Halloween themed books still available to borrow – feel free to have a browse and get into the SPIRIT of things!! 🎃😀👻🧙‍♀️
*Please remember that during COVID times we are only permitted to allow 2 families in the library at a time.*
And everyone needs to wear a mask 🙂
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Half-term and looking for new volunteers…

Dear Members,

CEL will be closed on Saturdays 24th and 31st October due to the school holidays.
On Friday 30th October we will be open in the morning only – unless a volunteer signs up for the afternoon in the next week!

On the subject of volunteers… we have lost two of our old hands due to relocation over the summer.  If you would like to join our team of desk volunteers we are offering training dates in the near future. There can probably only be one or two trainees per session due to distancing etc. but if you would like to join our pool of volunteers for Fridays or Saturdays please contact Emma – emma.fuch@celstuttgart.de and let her know which of the dates below you could make

Wed evening 11th November
Or
Wednesday morning 25th November
Or
Saturday morning 28th November

We are doing our best to keep the library open in these difficult times, whilst keeping our volunteers and members as safe as possible. Many thanks for helping with this.

Stay well and keep reading,

the CEL Team

New Online Stories

As the nights darken (and the covid figures rise 🙁 ) we have added some new stories to our virtual collection.
The Beasties, Room on the Broom, Darkness Slipped in, The Darkest Dark and Sarah’s little ghosts … and there are lots more stories on line for 3-12 year olds to have a listen to…
If you need the password again please let us know – info@celstuttgart.de
Stay safe and keep reading…

Good news … we have a volunteer for Friday afternoons too!

We are pleased to announce that we have now covered the next few Friday afternoons so our opening hours can return to “normal”

Fridays 10:00-12:00
Fridays 14:30-17:30
Saturdays 14:00-17:00

looking forward to seeing you at CEL (mit Abstand und Maske)

We are also pleased to welcome, after this evening’s Annual General Meeting Lindsay, Vanessa and Michele to the board and thank Jane for agreeing to stand for reelection. Thank you to those who attended the AGM and to all the board members for giving up their time to CEL.

happy reading and best wishes,

The CEL Board