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CEL 2018 Calendar is here

Using art work designed by children as part of our CEL Creative Calendar Competition we are proud to present our 2018 calendar.
Cost 5 Euro.
Orders need to be placed by 1st December to allow for delivery by the 8th December.
Names by e-mail to or at CEL. Payment in advance in cash at CEL or by bank transfer – bank details will be sent to you when you order.

CEL Creative Calendar Competition

Get creative over the summer and help design the 2018 CEL calendar.
All CEL children are challenged to submit an image for their birthday month – it can be a drawing, collage, photo of a 3D work …
Please hand your work in: either in an A4 envelope to CEL or by e-mailing a 300dpi jpg file to by 15th September.
Please include the name of your child, their age, birthday month and your membership number with the entry.
The winners will be announced at the CEL open day on Saturday 23rd September.
All entries will be displayed on the CEL homepage and Facebook Page/Group.
The winning entries will be made into a calendar which will be available for members to purchase in aid of CEL funds.


School holiday, finger print, storytelling workshop

Next Friday 16th June CEL will be closed in the morning, but from 15:00 in the afternoon we have a school holiday finger print, storytelling workshop for you to take part in. In our sample we have an owl waiting for his dinner. Why don’t you bring your fingers and see what story you can tell. Maybe your story will end happily for everyone 🙂

February’s Spotlight is on Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and illustrator of the Hiccup series, better known as “How to Train Your Dragon”, and the Emily Brown books. Cowell has been writing books since she was nine years old, but didn’t have her first book published until she was 33. Cressida Cowell’s best friend in school was Lauren Child (of Charlie and Lola fame). Come check out one of her books at the library!

Design and order your Christmas Cards by 1st October

Once again CEL is taking part in Art Projects for Schools Design a Christmas Card Scheme.

christmascardsChildren design a card on A4 paper, parents choose how many packs of 12 cards they wish to order, complete an order form and pay for the cards. The designs are then sent to the UK and the finished packs of cards arrive early in November, ready for writing to your friends and family.

In early September there will be several workshops at CEL (see calendar), but if you would prefer to design your card at home you can use the order form here: ChristmasCardOrder2016.
Just remember that designs must be A4 size, non-shiny and the completed design, form and payment must be received at CEL by 1st October.



Summer holiday opening

From Friday 29th July until Wednesday 14th September CEL will be on summer holiday opening hours.

We will only be open on Fridays 10:00-12:00 and 14:30-17:30.

Please note: the four week loan period still applies, please remember to renew your books during the summer holidays to avoid any nasty surprises when your return home. If you are
going somewhere beyond the reach of the internet, then please send a mail before you leave!