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We will be open on Friday afternoon – 15th October

Thankfully we have a volunteer for Friday 15th October and will be open 14:30-17:30
and there will be Friday Fun. Laura writes, “Doesn’t this Fall weather make you excited about Halloween?!? 🎃👻
Join us on Friday for a Friday Fun story about a witch and some friends she makes while riding on her broom 🧹
Story and craft at 3:30pm”

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

CEL will be closed on Friday 3rd September

Our volunteer for this Friday has had to step back at short notice for personal reasons, this means we will be unable to open as planned. However, the good news is that we do have a volunteer signed up for the last week of the school holidays on Friday 10th September.
CEL will next be open 14:30-17:30 Friday 10th September

Thank you for your understanding and enjoy the rest of the summer holidays.

Don’t forget – from the 17th September you can collect your Summer Reading Challenge prize! If you haven’t already collected a book mark and sheet – sign up on the 10th for a weekend of reading!

Regarding New Coronavirus Regulations

Dear Members,

Due to new Coronavirus regulations, we must now require proof of the 3G’s for adults to enter and spend time in the library.
This means proof of one of the following:

  • vaccination
  • recovery
  • a negative test (no older than 24 hours for an Antigen test or 48 hours for a PCR test)

Tests are not required for children.

Please, be prepared to show the volunteer on duty your proof.
The rules for masks, keeping distance, and providing contact data either in writing or with the Luca app still apply.

It is not required to show 3G proof to simply return books.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Stay healthy and safe,
The CEL board

Summer School Holiday Opening Hours

Dear Members,

The Summer School Holidays are here and CEL will be open on a limited basis.

We have volunteers for Friday afternoons from 2:30-5:30 pm on July 30, August 6, and August 13.

We are still looking for desk volunteers to work for the remainder of Fridays in the school holidays. If you are trained and can help, please, add your name to the doodle.
Without volunteers, we are not able to be open.

Don’t forget about our Summer Reading Challenge! Reading bookmarks and logs are available to pick up at the front desk!


As part of our investigation into options for replacing our current library system, we would like to hear from any of our members who have experience setting up Windows Web Server and a VPN on a Windows 10 PC.
(Or if you can write front end GUIs for SQL databases and have lots of time 🙂⁠)
Please e-mail if you can help.

We wish all our members a health and safe summer holidays,

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)