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Join us for a Spooky Storytime and celebration!

Join us for a Spooky Storytime and celebration!
All CEL members are invited on Saturday, October 30 from 1-5pm. We’ll have storytime, Halloween-themed games and crafts, and a bake sale. Wear a costume and get a special treat!
We are seeking cake donations for the bake sale. If you are willing to make something yummy, please email
3G rules will still apply. Medical Masks must be worn (under your Halloween mask)🧛‍♀️

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

Come and join us in the park this Friday…

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…

Rhyme Time in the Park – 10:00 – singing for little ones and their adults

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)


It’s time for the Children’s English Library Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Reading Challenge PosterSummer Reading Challenge 2021

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!

BookmarksIf you would prefer to print out your bookmarks at home here are the links:

Book Mark 1

Book Mark 2

What’s happening at the Children’s English Library?

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

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 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.

Spring Flowers

No tricks, just a treat!

 A quick reminder to all that we are OPEN tomorrow between 10am and 12pm and again 14:30-17:30 for Halloween Week!
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 🙂
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It’s Halloween Week at CEL Stuttgart…

It’s Halloween Week at CEL Stuttgart and we are inviting all of our members to dress up in their favourite Halloween outfits on Friday 30th of October, when we are once again open from 10am – 12pm and 14:30-17:30.
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!! 🎃😀👻🧙‍♀️
*Please remember that during COVID times we are only permitted to allow 2 families in the library at a time.*
And everyone needs to wear a mask 🙂
#englishbooksstuttgart #CELstuttgart #childrensenglishlibrary #kidsenglishbooks #bilingualstuttgart #halloween #halloweenstuttgart

World Book Day on Saturday – will you join us?

World Book Day at the library is almost here! Join us this Saturday from 1-4pm. The library will stay open until 5pm.

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!*

* While we do have a good supply of hand soap at the library, we ask that you exercise caution and reconsider your visit to World Book Day if you have recently been in an area affected by COVID-19.


Leprechaun hunt and World Book Day

Come to the library anytime in March and see if you can find all of the sneaky Leprechauns! 🍀🍀🍀
It’s a Leprechaun Hunt!
Some sneaky Leprechauns are hiding in our Library!
If you can find all 10 then you get a treat from their
Pot of Gold!

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!