Category Archives: News

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

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 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
Opening Hours*:
Fridays 10-12 & 14:30 – 17:30 and Saturdays 14:00 – 17:00
*Please check 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”

Opening this week: Fri. AM – Sat. PM

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!

Library Announcements

The school year has begun and the library is now back to our regular opening hours: Fridays from 10-12 and 2:30-5:30 pm and Saturdays from 2:00-5:00 pm.  Please check the website before coming to make sure there is a volunteer.
We are still in need of volunteers to sign up to work the desk for the Fall semester so if you have been trained please check the doodles and sign up.
The Summer Reading Challenge has come to an end and now it’s time to bring in your reading log and collect a prize!  Prizes available from the volunteer now until October 16th.

You’re Invited to the CEL Open House!

When: Sunday, September 19 from 12:00- 4:00pm
Where:  Hauptstraße 19, Stuttgart-Vaihingen
What: An open house in collaboration with our neighbors, Ray’s School of Dance and The Pilates Place. Enjoy a small bake sale, creative crafts, and short storytimes!
This is a great bonus day to come in, return books, and grab some new reads. Plus, you can check out our awesome neighbors.
Hope to see you Sunday!
Please, keep in mind that the we are required to follow the current Coronavirus Regulations for Libraries which means all adults must show proof of one of the 3G’s to enter the library, children are exempt, and no proof is required to simply return books.  Masks, keeping distance, and providing contact details are still required.
We wish you all a good start in the new school year and hope to see you at the library soon!
The CEL board

CEL will be closed on Friday 3rd September

Our volunteer for this Friday has had to step back at short notice for personal reasons, this means we will be unable to open as planned. However, the good news is that we do have a volunteer signed up for the last week of the school holidays on Friday 10th September.
CEL will next be open 14:30-17:30 Friday 10th September

Thank you for your understanding and enjoy the rest of the summer holidays.

Don’t forget – from the 17th September you can collect your Summer Reading Challenge prize! If you haven’t already collected a book mark and sheet – sign up on the 10th for a weekend of reading!