Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 5°C

Search

Ipswich: Club 4 Teenz up for national library award

12:00 23 February 2013

Ryan Jay

Ryan Jay

A TOWN youth project that works to help keep teenagers off the streets has been shortlisted for a national award.

The Club 4 Teenz group, based at Gainsborough Community Library in Clapgate Lane, is up for an award at the Edge 2013 conference in Edinburgh for library and information services.

Set up by Olympic torchbearer Ryan Jay, who has volunteered at the library since the age of 14, the group was established as a place for young people in the Gainsborough area to meet.

After years of voluntary work, Mr Jay, who is now 19, has a regular job with Suffolk Libraries.

The club has tackled anti-social behaviour in the area and also won a Stars of Suffolk award at a ceremony this month.

The group is up for a gong in the social category of the awards, with Northamptonshire Library Service the only other finalist in category. The libraries will find out if they were successful next week.

Alison Wheeler, general manager of Suffolks Libraries IPS the new body managing county libraries said she was delighted by the nomination.

She said: Were thrilled that the Club for Teenz project has been shortlisted so soon after winning the Stars of Suffolk Award. Its great recognition for the project which is positive in so many ways.

It shows the variety of activity which goes on in our libraries and what can be achieved by working in partnership with the local community.

Its also a great example to young people everywhere as Ryan is an asset to the library service, having started as a volunteer and now working for us.

Has the Club 4 Teenz helped you? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

Related articles

0 comments

Council and highways authority officials insisted that better warnings and other preparations eased the pressure on roads around Ipswich after the closure of Orwell Bridge yesterday.

Children on an educational trip were not in danger from damage allegedly caused at a theme park by Storm Doris, a school has said.

It’s not too late to book tickets and take in a great show this March. Suffolk’s theatres offer a wide range of performances to choose from with something for everyone including music, comedy, plays and wrestling.

“I cannot emphasise strongly enough how important this is to Suffolk.”

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself in Stowmarket.

An alleged internet Romeo accused of conning five women out of money has denied targeting the females on dating websites.

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Corrie McKeague have been handed a “huge amount” of Facebook data to examine by private investigators, according to his mother.

It seems like the most natural thing in the world – a biological reflex as innate as motherhood itself.

A leading music school has extended the chance for young talent to join this year’s intake.

An award winning blues band is set to rock the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24