Category Archives: Workshops

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!

 

CEL News

World Book Day – read around the world with us on March 7!

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 on March 7 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!

Holiday Closing
CEL will be closed on Saturday 22nd February and Saturday 29th February due to the school holidays. We will be open on Friday 28th February as usual.

Friday Fun – Friday 28th February – Cupcake Topper Decorating
A special school holiday Friday Fun for Kindergarten and School Age children. We will be creating cupcake toppers for you to take home and decorate your own cakes. Come and try your hand sculpting in fondant. Please bring a flat bottomed container to take your creations home with you. Stories at 15:30 – crafting thereafter.

Workshops at CEL

Upcoming workshops in December!
Look forward to seeing you there


Another date for your diaries 14th December Christmas cookie decorating. We’ll provide the cookies and the sprinkles but please bring something to transport your cookies home.

Are you ready for the CEL Open Day?

And as they gazed, they sniffed and sighed.
The library is big and the world is wide!
How I long to play!”
Said the children that day.

Not long now! The CEL Open Day is just around the corner – October 19. Join us from 10am to 4pm for games, songs, crafts, readings and fun throughout the day as we celebrate the contribution Julia Donaldson has made to children’s literature.

(Our CEL Open Day posts have featured slightly adapted verse from The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale. Did you catch it?)
See you soon!

This Friday…

FRIDAY FUNTIME

We’ll be making tissue paper kites this Friday at the library to celebrate the gusty autumn weather. Join us for this fun activity!
Book from 330pm, activity straight after.

NB: I WILL be handing out some fun-size chocolates because i simply cannot figure out any other way to make kite tail bows – trust me, i thought about it heaps – chocolates will be necessary 😋
Hopefully see you there!

Lego Workshop and Summer Reading Challenge Prizes

With the start of the school year, the Summer Reading Challenge has come to an end! ☀️📚☀️

Bring your reading log to the library, show it to the desk volunteer and get your prize and certificate beginning tomorrow through Saturday October 12th!

Stop by the library on Saturday September 21st anytime from 3:00-4:30 for a LEGO Challenge! Spin the wheel or pick a card to test your LEGO skills! All ages welcome and no need to sign up! Hope to see you there! 🚗🚀🚤🏠🐊