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Fun activities to put on your calendar

Hello CEL Members,

This is what’s coming up at the CEL:

On Saturday December 2nd, we have Lego Club from 1:30-2:30 pm for kids ages 6-12.
Beginning at 2:30 pm, we will also have cookie decorating and a Gingerbread Man scavenger hunt! No reservations needed.

On Saturday December 9th from 1:00- 3:00 pm, we will have a Holiday Bake Sale with a special guest from Santa Claus! Please see the flyer for more information.
We are looking for baked good donations for our bake sale. If you can help us, please send an email to

Don’t forget, our 5th Annual Children’s Book Drive runs until Saturday December 2nd. We are collecting new and gently used German language children’s books for ages 0-18 years old. There are a lot of kids between the ages of 10 and 18 in the Children’s Homes so any teen and young adult books are greatly appreciated.


CEL will be closed for the holidays from 23rd December. We will reponed in 2024 on Friday 12th January.

Best wishes and happy reading,
The CEL Board and volunteers

5th Annual Children’s Book Drive

Dear CEL members and volunteers,

Our 5th Annual Children’s Book Drive starts this week and runs until Saturday December 2nd. 📚🎄📚🎄

We are collecting new and gently used German language children’s books to benefit local children’s homes and family support centers. There will be a collection box set up by the front desk.

In the past 4 years, we have donated approximately 2,370 books to 10 different organizations.

Please help us make this year a success by spreading the word and sharing this flyer with your friends and family. This is a great opportunity to send some love and holiday cheer to children in our community. ❤️

Don’t miss this month’s challenge at Lego Club! Ages 6-12.
No sign up required. This Saturday at 1:30pm. See you there

Fall Holidays and a successful Halloween Party

Hello CEL members and volunteers,

Please keep in mind, this week is the Fall school holidays and the library is only open on Friday afternoon November 3rd from 2:30-5:30. 🍁🎃🍂

Regular hours resume the week of November 6th.

It was a spooky and fun day at the CEL on Saturday! We had a record breaking turn-out for our Halloween Party! Thank you to everyone that volunteered and baked and invited their friends. It was a smashing success! We hope you all had a lot of fun! 🎃👻🎃👻

There are some cute photos on our new Instagram page @celstuttgart.
Check it out!

Best wishes and happy reading,

The CEL Board

CEL Halloween Party October 28th

Dear CEL Members,

We would like to invite you to join us at the CEL Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th from 1-5 pm.  There will be fun and spooky activities and storytime as well as a bake sale.  All kids that wear a costume get a treat!  We‘ve rented out an additional room from our neighbor so there will be plenty of space for the party!

We are looking for volunteers to help out and donations of baked goods for the bake sale. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up on the nuudel in the link below.
If you can bake something for the bake sale, please send an email to to let us know.

We look forward to seeing you all there!
The CEL Board

Coming Soon – CEL Lego Club

Dear CEL families,
With the new school year comes a new and exciting opportunity for our school age kids at the library.
Join us one Saturday per month for our new CEL Lego Club.
All kids aged 6-12 are invited to come discover and build.
Children must be members of the library. No sign up necessary.
From 1:30pm to about 2:30pm (the library will open at 2pm, so you can check out books before leaving)
Dates are as follows:
Oct. 7
Nov. 11
Dec. 2
Jan. 13
Feb. 3
Mar. 2
Apr. 13
May 4
Jun. 8
Jul. 6
Hope to see lots of you there!

Back to School … CEL News

Hello CEL Members and Volunteers,

School is back in session and our normal opening hours resume on Friday.
Fridays 10:00-12:00
Fridays 14:30-17:30
Saturdays 14:00-17:00

All children that participated in our Summer Reading Challenge can show their reading log to the volunteer at the desk and pick out a prize! Prizes will be available until Saturday October 14th.

Volunteers Needed!
Our current Volunteer Coordinator needs step down due to work obligations and we are looking for someone to fill this position. It’s a great way to volunteer and get involved at CEL. Anyone interested please send an email to

We are looking for someone to take over the remaining time for the board position from Alex Fluegel. The position runs until our Annual General Meeting in April when we will hold elections for new members. This is a great way to get a sense of being on the board without making a big commitment. You must be a member of CEL. Anyone interested please send an email to

We hope you all enjoyed the summer and wish you a good school year!

The CEL board

New Books @CEL

Our new books have arrived and are waiting for you to check them out.

Don’t forget to keep filling out your Summer Reading Challenge log sheets and get read to bring them back to the library to collect your prize from 15th September.

Normal opening hours resume on Friday 15th September and Saturday 16th September.

Summer @CEL – read on for opening time and our summer reading challenge

Hello CEL Members,

School holidays start next week on Thursday. We will be open only Friday afternoons (volunteer dependent) from July 27 through September 10th. Normal hours resume the week of September 11th. Please check the website to make sure the library is open.

Don’t forget about our Summer Reading Challenge going on now until the start of the school year! Reading logs are available at the front desk.

We wish you all a nice summer break! Stay safe and happy reading.

The CEL board

Friday morning – 10:00-11:40 on 16th June

This Friday morning, the library will be open from 10:00 until 11:40.  Our volunteer needs to close a few minutes early due to an appointment.

Friday afternoon and Saturday are regular opening hours.
Don’t forge the Yoga in the Park this Saturday – all ages welcome to take part.