Open House ! Come and discover the library !

Are you interested in joining the library?

Come discover our collection of 25,000 books in English and assortment of cultural activities!

We are a registered non-profit organization and proudly house the second-largest collection of English-language books in France. We currently have over 1,300 members from 72 different countries.

Stop by the library during our Open House on June 22nd between 1pm and 6pm to learn more!

  • Visit our space and browse the collection
  • Get to know our staff and volunteers
  • Learn about our cultural activities and events
  • Participate in our activity free trials (by reservation only)

 

Program for activity free trials:

  • 14h – 14:45 | ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP (Adults)
  • 15h – 15:45 |  ENGLISH CAMP (Collégiens)
  • 16h – 16:45 | CHILDREN’S HOUR (3-6 years old)

To ensure the free trials run smoothly, we kindly ask that you reserve your spot in advance by e-mail at info@ellia.org or phone 02 41 24 97 07.

 

 

 

Summertime…and the living is easy…

Making your summer plans?

Did you know that you can double the number of books borrowed as of now and that they won’t be due back before September 17th? Go ahead and stack up on your summer reading…you wouldn’t want to run short!

Note that the library closes for the summer on Saturday, July 13th at 6 pm and re-opens on Tuesday, September 3rd at 1 pm.

New year’s resolution : Take the Books at Heart 2024 Reading Challenge!

Take the Books at Heart 2024 Reading Challenge!

The challenge is to read twelve books in 2024, each in a different category.

Is this a competition? No, it’s just reading for pleasure from our varied collection. Your prize is to discover some great new books.

We will help you! Each month, there will be a display at the front of the library of books from one category. And, if you sign up to the challenge, we will send you occasional mails giving ideas of books to read, by category.

How to join the challenge? You can simply start reading and track your own progress. Or you can join with other readers and register for the challenge! Each time you finish reading a book for the challenge, you can complete an on-line form (author, title, your 5-star rating). Your personal progress will remain private, but we’ll publish some summaries of what people are reading.

What happens at the end of 2024? We will invite you to an “End of Challenge” celebration.

Take the Books at Heart 2024 Reading Challenge!