Final chapter of a 33 year career comes to a close for dedicated Burnley librarian

A popular librarian has stamped her final book after a 33 year career.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 2:59 pm

Anne Criscenzo-Whittam joined the Burnley Library service in 1988 and has worked at Coal Clough, Padiham, Brierfield and Burnley Central libraries.

For the past four years Anne has taken care of the home library service, organising the delivery of bags of books to the housebound, a service that has proved to be a lifeline for many during lockdown.

Anne, who is from Burnley, is married to Ian and they have one daughter, Gina. A keen traveller Anne is looking forward to spending more time with her family including her grandson Archer who is almost two.

Anne Criscenzo-Whittam, who has worked for the library service in Burnley since 1988, has retired

Paying tribute to Anne a spokesman for the library service said: "We wish Anne all the best in her retirement.

"She has been a fantastic workmate and friend and will be missed by her colleagues and customers alike."

A farewell celebration was held for Anne on Saturday at Burnley Central Library where former members of staff she has worked with dropped in to wish her good luck.