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School Holiday Closure …

During the Pfingstferien which begins Saturday May 27th and lasts until Sunday June 11th, CEL is only open on the Friday afternoons of June 2 and 9th. We have volunteers signed up for both of those days.

But, this does mean the planned watercolour workshop has had to be cancelled as CEL is not open that Saturday.

CEL Closed – Saturday 13th May

Dear Members,

Apologies but our volunteer for today has had to cancel.
We have been unable to find a replacement at short notice and need to take the decision to close and send out mails about this now, in order to save you a wasted journey.

We will be open on Friday next week as usual, the next two Saturdays we still need volunteers for – if you are a trained desk volunteer please check your calendars.
For everyone else please keep your eye on the emails in case we can’t find anyone.

best regards,

The CEL Board

Help us choose our books

Why not try our new stock selection tool? You can vote for books other people have suggested – or suggest your own choices for purchase.

Stock Selection

You do not need to create an account to select a book. Just put in your first and last name, a valid e-mail address and a dummy password.

Add the title of the book you wish to suggest for purchasing.
(Check our catalogue first to make sure we don’t already have a copy

Add any additional description, author, ISBN etc.
In Tags you can let us know if it is a BB, PB, ER, JF, Teen or non-Fiction book.
If you want to you can attach the book cover image.

Before you can click Push you must answer the sum. In the example here the sum is 6-8 so you would enter -2.

We are looking forward to receiving your suggestions.

“Blind Date with a Book” Event for Adults – Friday 5th May 19:30

You’re Invited!

Open to all CEL members.
How “Blind Date with a Book” works:
  1. Bring a book you’re ready to part with, but wrap it up so no one can tell what it is.
  2. Include a few clues to give everyone a sense of what it is without unveiling the title, author, or cover.
  3. At the event, everyone will select a book and go home with a new read!
Please RSVP to me via email so we know how many people to expect. See you on May 5!


PS Don’t forget this Saturday morning from 10-12 is our annual Spring Clean at the library. We would appreciate all the help we can get! There will be coffee and donuts! 🧼🪣🧹🧽☕️🍩☕️🍩

Reminder – tomorrow – 19th April – Annual General Meeting

We would like to invite all members to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday April 19th at 7:30 pm.

The meeting will be held at the library.

We will review the year, the running of CEL and receive the financial report. There will be the election of new board members and auditor, time for questions and socializing.

Please RSVP to if you will be joining us. Apologies also accepted.

Volunteers who are not CEL members are welcome to attend as observers, but only members may vote and stand for election.

We are also offering an option to participate via Zoom if you are unable to come in person. Please mention this preference in your RSVP.

Best regards

The CEL board


CEL dates for your diary

Dear CEL Members,

We would like to invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on
Wednesday April 19th at 7:30 pm.
The meeting will be held at the library.
Please RSVP to if you will be joining us.
We are looking for a new board member to join the CEL Board of Directors. If you are interested and would like to know more please send a message to

We will also offer an option to participate via Zoom if you are unable to come in person. Please mention this preference in your RSVP.

Other dates to save in your calendar – more details to follow closer to the dates:

The library will be closed for German School Holidays on April 7, 8, 15.
We will be open on Friday afternoon April 14 (volunteer dependent).

Spring Clean on Saturday morning April 29th from 10-12. Help us get the library spic and span! Coffee and donuts will be provided!

Adult Get Together on Friday evening May 5th at 7:30 pm – join us for a fun evening of games, snacks, and drinks!

Summer Get Together at the Katzenbacher Hof on Saturday June 24th from 11-3.

We hope to see many of you at these upcoming events.

Best wishes,
The CEL Board

Who’s ready for our Open Day?!


We can’t wait to see your costumes and celebrate the love of books and reading with you!

Open Day is tomorrow, Saturday, March 17 from 1-5pm.

Join your friends at the Children’s English Library for an afternoon of crafts, games, and stories.

Our address is Hauptstraße 19, 70563 Stuttgart, near the U-Bahn lines. Parking is also available in the Parkhaus Vaihinger Markt.

Calling all fairies and forest creatures!

Calling all fairies and forest creatures!

Our annual Open Day is coming up on Saturday, March 18 from 1-5pm!

This year’s theme is Fairy Tales, so come dressed as a character from your favorite story and enjoy a special prize.

We’ll have crafts, games, storytimes, and bake sale. Members – please invite your friends and share this flyer with your networks!

If you’re able to donate to our bake sale, contact

We hope to see you all there!