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Summer Holidays – Fridays 14:30-17:30 only

School holidays have started and CEL will be open on Fridays 14:30-17:30 only

We are still hunting for volunteers for 19th and 26th August – so please check those dates before you come in. (and if you are a volunteer and can help, please sign up)

Wishing all our members and volunteers a relaxing, fun and hopefully Covid-free summer – safe travels and don’t forget our summer reading challenge.

CEL Summer News-Summer Reading Challenge and Summer Get-Together

Here is what is happening at CEL this summer!

Our Summer Reading Challenge starts next week and goes until September 11th when the German school holidays end.  We have a variety of reading logs available to choose from for all ages.  There is a really cool Read Around the World log, too!

All participants can show their reading log to the volunteer at the desk and receive a prize anytime in that first month of the Fall semester.  All ages are welcome – read yourself or have someone read to you!  We hope you have a good summer of reading! ☀️🏖📚💕

We would like to invite all members to join us at the Katzenbacher Hof on Saturday July 16th from 11-3.  There is a cash only food and beverage kiosk, picnic tables and a large playground. We will have a few organized activities and plenty of time to socialize with and meet other members.  We hope you can join us!

Regarding Corona Regulations- masks are now optional at CEL.  Please, only visit the library if you are healthy and symptom free.

German summer school holidays begin on July 27th until September 11th.  During this time we will try to be open on Friday afternoons depending on volunteer availability.

Wish you all a sunny summertime and happy reading! ☀️📚🏖🌻🌈

The CEL Board

CEL Holiday Opening

The CEL will be closed for the school holidays beginning Saturday June 4th until Sunday June 19th. We will be open in the holidays on Friday afternoon June 10th and 17th from 2:30-5:30. We are open this Friday June 3rd for our regular morning and afternoon hours. Regular library hours will resume on Friday June 24th. Wishing you all a safe and fun break!
(Don’t forget to let us know if you would like to join our volunteer team – and help keep CEL open through the summer holidays)

Workshop – Violet Van winkle is an inventor with a flair for the air! 

“If only the kids at school knew that Violet could create flying machines- glorious contraptions like the tub-bubbler and the Wing-a-ma-gig- they might not tease her the way they do. Could the upcoming Air Show be her chance to show her stuff?”

Dear CEL Members,

Join us Saturday afternoon on June 25th Start time: 3pm for a workshop which will include: listening to a read-aloud of the book “Violet the Pilot”, discussing themes in the book, such as staying true to yourself and not giving up,  as well as creating paper airplanes!
Please send an email to if you a are CEL member and your primary school aged child/children would like to attend. Don’t forget to include the first and last name along with their age. There are 8 spots available for this workshop. Hope to see you there!
Kind regards,
Michele with CEL

Friday Fun – 29th April – 15:30

“At first, I didn’t think much of it. It seemed kind of strange and fragile. I didn’t know what to do with it… But it followed me.”

Make your own IDEA egg to keep you company at Story Time this Friday.

We will be reading What Do You Do with an Idea?

CEL Update

Dear Members,

From 3rd April you will no longer need to show proof of 3G to use CEL BUT we request all members using the library continue to wear a face mask to protect themselves, others and our volunteers.

If you haven’t signed up for the cinema yet – SATURDAY, 9 APRIL 2022 AT 11:00 – Fantastic Beasts The Secrets of Dumbledore check in with Emma

We would like to invite you to attend CEL’s Annual General Meeting on Friday April 29th at 7:30 pm.  We will also offer the option to attend via Zoom. Please RSVP if you plan to attend and specify whether your attendance will be in person or via Zoom at
It’s time for our Spring Cleaning!  Please join us on Saturday April 30th from 10-12 for coffee, donuts, and spring cleaning of the library.  The more hands, the lighter the work!  Send an email to to let us know you’re joining us.
We will be closed for Easter School Holidays on April 15, 16, and 23.  We will be open on Friday April 22 from 2:30-5:30 pm.  Please check the CEL website before coming to the library to be sure that we are open.
Happy reading and stay healthy,
The CEL Board


Don’t forget our Open Day this Saturday…

“The theme of this year’s Open Day is Eric Carle, who grew up right here in Stuttgart!
Saturday, March 19 from 11:00am – 4pm
Dress up as your favorite book character and receive a special treat!
The library will be open to all so be sure to invite your friends that might be interested in checking out what CEL has to offer.
We will be hosting a Bake Sale to raise funds for the library. If you can donate a goodie for the sale, please email”