Search

Young volunteer receives recognition at the library

PUBLISHED: 10:29 09 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:29 09 March 2018

Christian Hutchings with his mum Rosie and his grandmother receiving the Suffolk Libraries Volunteer award recently. Picture: Courtesy of Suffolk Libraries

Christian Hutchings with his mum Rosie and his grandmother receiving the Suffolk Libraries Volunteer award recently. Picture: Courtesy of Suffolk Libraries

Archant

A young volunteer has been recognised with an award for his valuable contribution at Lowestoft Library.

Christian Hutchings, 22, has been helping at the library in Clapham Road South since September 2015 – and he was thrilled to receive a Suffolk Libraries Volunteer award recently.

He works mainly in the library’s County Reserve section which he enjoys. Christian says he feels more confident and he’s learned things while he’s been at the library.

Jo Wilde, Lowestoft Library Manager, said: “It’s been a pleasure watching Christian grow in confidence and his friendly interactions with the library staff have been a weekly highlight.

“We love the postcards he sends from his holidays, and the individual messages in our Christmas cards, too.”

Christian’s mum Rosie Hutchings, said: “We were extremely proud and delighted to come and watch Christian get his award. We can’t thank all the staff at the library enough, for all their help and support they have given to Christian.

“He truly enjoys his work at the library and it has given him a sense of purpose and allowed him to become more independent.”

There are many volunteers across Suffolk who help to support the library service, whether it’s helping out in libraries, helping to run the Home Library Service, reading with children during the Summer Reading Challenge or being part of the many library Friends groups.

Suffolk Libraries launched a volunteer award in 2016 to acknowledge some of the outstanding work they do. Christian was nominated for the 2017 award.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other news

Yesterday, 20:03

It was a case of Christmas come early for a number of youngsters at a Norfolk hospital who met their footballing heroes.

Yesterday, 19:52

Libraries around Norfolk are inviting people in for free tea and a friendly chat to help combat loneliness.

Yesterday, 16:55

A 34-year-old man has denied raping a woman in her 30s in Lowestoft last December.

Yesterday, 16:52

This was the moment one photographer caught sight of one of nature’s phenomenon - a starling murmuration.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:55

A 34-year-old man has denied raping a woman in her 30s in Lowestoft last December.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:55

Rush hour drivers are facing long delays following an accident on the A146.

Read more
Norwich
Yesterday, 14:29

The inquest into the death of a three-year-old girl who died after being thrown from an inflatable trampoline on Gorleston beach has been adjourned because a police report into the incident is not ready.

Read more
Norwich
Yesterday, 16:52

This was the moment one photographer caught sight of one of nature’s phenomenon - a starling murmuration.

Read more
Canon

Winter Wonderland

cover

Click here to view
the Autumn
Supplement

View

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Lowestoft Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy