Children's English Library
|Type||Library & Activities|
Term time opening
Precise directions are given on the website. If you have any difficulties, please give us a ring on 0711 358 2215.
|Who is it for?||Membership of CEL is open to all those who live in Stuttgart and its environs. Our membership is truly international, ex-pats from all over the world, bilingual families, Germans returning from abroad and those just wanting to give their children a head start in English.|
|How does it work?||
Membership costs 50 Euro per year and allows families and individuals to borrow up to 15 books for four weeks at a time and to take part in workshops, readings and activities run by native English speakers.
There is lots to choose from at CEL, with over 7000 books from across the English-speaking world: board books for babies, picture books for pre-schoolers, “big books” for teachers to use with classes, story books both to read to your children and for them to read to themselves, non-fiction books for school projects, and for pleasure, and audio books for long car journeys.
Our books are divided into the following categories:
BB Board Books
PB Picture Books
ORT Oxford Reading Tree Scheme
ER Early Readers
AR Advance Readers
YA Young Adult + Older Teen
AUD Audio Books
AudPB Audio Books with accompanying book
BigB Big Books
000-999 Non-Fiction books for all ages
Games English language games
Browse our catalogue online to get an overview of our titles.
CEL offers lots of English-language activities for children to use and practice their English. Regular events are listed on the website.
*Songs and stories for 0-4 year olds
*Letter Fun for 4+ year olds
*Friday Fun for 3-6 year olds
*Workshops for over 6s/over 10s
All activities are led by native English speakers and presented at native speaker level. They require children to be comfortable in an English language environment and able understand some English.
Of course we are always willing to help them if they aren't sure about the English words for certain things!
|How do you keep the group/program going?||
The library is funded purely by membership fees and donations.
The Children's English Library e.V. (CEL) is run by a large number of capable and enthusiastic volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome.
Operations are directed by the Board of the CEL which is made up of members elected to the board for a term of three years by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.