The Summer Reading Challenge prizes are at the front desk! Bring in your reading log/bookmark and you can pick out a prize! The library is open this morning from 10-12 and Saturday afternoon from 2-5.
Please note we do not have a volunteer for Friday 14:30-17:30 and therefore cannot open. If you would like training as a volunteer – or are trained please and haven’t yet signed up for a session please get in touch!
You’re Invited to the CEL Open House!
Come out and enjoy the great weather with us on Friday, July 23rd – sunshine and fresh air will hopefully allow us to gather without too much worry and enjoy time together…
Friday Fun in the Park – 15:30 – We’ll be reading The Three Little Javelinas and then we’ll have a blast playing some water games! Look for the CEL Summer Reading in the Park sign and don’t forget a change of clothes!
Both events will take place in the Stadtpark Vaihingen – just behind CEL so you can pop by and change your books at the same time.
(If you are not yet a CEL member please come and join at the library before attending the events)
Stop by the library to pick up a reading challenge bookmark or two and start reading your summer away!
All ages welcome to join in!
All participants can pick up a prize at the library from September 17 until October 16.
It doesn’t matter how many books that you read, only that you read so get started!
Annual General Meeting:
We would like to announce our AGM for this year on Wednesday May 5 at 7:30 pm.
It is yet to be determined if the meeting will be in person, via Zoom, or a combination.
This meeting is a great opportunity for all of our members to hear what is going on in the administration part of the CEL and to offer opinions and ideas.
We have 1-2 openings on the CEL Board of Directors.
If anyone has interest in joining the board please let us know.
We are particularly in need of someone with PR/marketing skills or strong social media skills.
If you are interested in joining the meeting and/or the board, please send an email to Liz.email@example.com.
Easter School Holiday closing:
We will be closed from April 1st- 11th during the Easter school holidays.
We will be open and available for Contactless Lending requests beginning the week of April 12th and the first pick up date for new books will be Saturday April 17th.
We wish you all a safe and healthy holiday break.
Keep in mind that this week is the last chance to exchange books and/or return books before the break.
Please, write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Thursday 25th March to request new books or to make an appointment to return books.
We hope you are all staying safe and healthy.
Our fingers are crossed that we will be able to open up for in-person library visits in some capacity in the near future.
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
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!!
Hear stories from around the world, do book-related crafts and explore our catalogue with your children. There will even be resources to take home with you to help you discover new reading favorites. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character.
Visit our cake stand and indulge in some sweet treats. The money we raise goes toward new book purchases and keeping the lights on.
See you at the library on Saturday!*
Saturday 7th March
Open a book, turn a page – and be whisked away to another time and place. Books truly are a window to the world. Experience the joy and power of reading with us as we celebrate World Book Day at the library:
– Explore our collection of over 8,000 titles and media items
– Hear readings of selected stories from around the world throughout the afternoon
– Take the story further with fun crafts and activities – including an oversized banner everyone can help create and decorate
Treat yourself to some goodies at our cake stand… because it’s no fun reading on an empty stomach.
World Book Day runs from 1-4pm, while the library will remain open until 5pm. So you’ll have plenty of time to return, renew and check out books. Hope to see you there!