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4th Annual Children’s Book Drive

Dear CEL Members,

Our 4th Annual Children’s Book Drive was a success! We were able to donate around 250 books and 40 pixie books to 5 different Children’s Homes and Family support organizations. 📚❤️📚

Thank you to everyone that donated books and helped spread the word about our book drive.

Once again, the people at these organizations were so grateful to receive so many good quality books for their kids.

Thanks again for supporting our book drive and for helping us to do something positive for our community in memory of Henry. ❤️

Starting this year, we will be accepting donations for our book drive all year round. If you have German language childrens books for ages 0-18 (baby to young adult) in new or gently used condition that you would like to donate, please bring them anytime to the library. Just let the volunteer on duty know that the books are for the annual book drive.

Best wishes,
The CEL Board

Check out our new books

CEL opens for the first time in 2023 on Friday 13th January.
Thanks to our Stock Management Team, our new books are now displayed on special shelves. Come and check out what’s on offer.
If you would like to request a book please e-mail  

The last Friday Fun of 2022

Did you know snowmen get cold too? Join us Friday, 16 December at 4 pm as we read Sneezy the Snowman. Following the reading, we will have an activity where we will make puffy paint and create our own melting snowman. The activity is best for 3 and up, but all ages are welcome.

Christmas Closing

CEL will close on 17th December at 17:00 and reopen on Friday 13th January at 10:00.

Please remember to renew your books before the holidays.

Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

The CEL Board

Book drive – Christmas Cookies – Readings this afternoon

This is the last weekend for our Children‘s Book Drive! We are collecting German language books for children ages 0-18. Help us to spread some holiday cheer and send some love out to some children in our community! ❤️📚❤️📚

Friday 16:00 we will hopefully have a young volunteer coming in to read stories to any children who would like to listen.

On Saturday, stop by and decorate some sugar cookies with us and check out some Christmas books! 🎄🎅🎄🧑‍🎄

CEL‘s Children‘s Book Drive

Dear CEL members,

It’s time to get started on our 4th annual Children‘s Book Drive! ❤️📚🎄

We will be collecting new and gently used German language children‘s books to benefit local children‘s homes and family support centers. We need books for ages 0-18 years old.

The book drive will run from Friday November 11th until Saturday December 3rd. There will be a collection box set up by the front desk.

Please spread the word and share this flyer with your friends and family and help us to spread some love and holiday cheer to children in our community!

There is a shareable post on the public CEL Facebook page.

Thank you for your help!

Best wishes,
The CEL board

Pokémon Workshop + Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time – Friday afternoon @16:00 for the next two weeks Come along with your little ones to join us to sing and chat

Pokémon Workshop – Saturday 12 November

Any Pokemon fans out there?!
Join us Saturday, November 12 at 3pm for our Saturday workshop. We’ll create our own Pokemon cards and catch some Pokemon who got loose in the library!
No sign up necessary.