Annual subs are now due. Please, please, please spare FVL £5 to help support the library, and keep it a vibrant hub for our community.Read More Annual subs
Many thanks to all those who contributed to make the day such a success. The event was a great success and raised £76.50 from the sale of books and £15.20 from the raffle.Read More Recent book sale
Daphne Carter was born on September 18th, 1927, in Marlborough. She moved to Ventnor in 1987 when she retired from her work in Sussex as an Art Teacher and Art Therapist, and lived most of her time at 49 Dudley Road before moving to a small flat in Marine Court, Hambrough Road where she passed away in late 2017.Daphne was very […]Read More Daphne Carter’s Photos Project: Ventnor Remembered
Hi Everyone, I’m pleased to be able to tell you that I have been informed by telephone today that our application to the ‘Down to the Coast’ programme for a grant to fund our planned work on Daphne Carter’s Photo Collection was approved by the Review Panel. The Panel liked our proposal very much and […]Read More Daphne Carter’s Photo Collection: Grant success!
Thanks to our very successful sales and raffles, and to a sustained membership level, we have a surplus for the year to date of over £850. Thanks to everyone who has helped to achieve this. We should hear the result of our ‘Down to the Coast’ grant application to fund the work on Daphne Carter’s […]Read More Half year accounts
Our Treasurer, John Carter, is delighted to report that the income from the Sale was £494, plus £60 from the Raffle, making a grand total of £554 . Thanks and congratulations everyone – especially Valerie Bridgeman – for organising this for the Friends of Ventnor Library.Read More News flash: ‘Second Hoarders Sale’
Hi Everyone, A picture is attached of the new FVL banner to advertise Friends’ events at the Library. The three panels are standard prints, laminated, and fixed to the banner substrate with Velcro so that they can be replaced for new events. In the picture, the banner is attached to the railings with garden ties, […]Read More FVL Banner
Held at 11.00 a.m. in Ventnor Library. PRESENT: Ann Allen, Christine Benson, Graham Benson, Ian Brownlow, John Carter, Linda Chester, Jim Fraser, Angela Harrison, Tess Jessop, Evelyn Knowles, Julie Roberts, Lesley Telford and Fred Woodworth. 1.APOLOGIES: Apologies were received from Val Bridgeman, Roger Booth, Pam Carter, Claire Grant, Gail Mathie, and Jane Nash. 2. APPROVAL […]Read More Friends of Ventnor Library AGM, Wednesday 14th March 2018
On a monthly basis we read books by a particular author, or a nominated genre, or a novel selected from the library reading group list. For this meeting we read ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid. For our next book purchase after several unforeseen problems we decided on ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid. Its a very […]Read More Ventnor Reading Group 21st March 2018
The Diabetic Research shop has a lot more books we are welcome to take. They are really heavy to bring up that hill. However, if you are able then just go in and ask for the books for the library and they are out the back and all in bags ready to go. No pressure. […]Read More A little help from the friends?
It came as a great disappointment to hear that the proposal to move to Ventnor Central was not possible at the moment. As ever, it was a question of reliable funding and circumstances had changed. So, once again, we take a deep breath and look at what we can do.Our Ventnor in Touch project continues […]Read More A Message from FVL Chair, Evelyn Knowles
As always there have been several constructive meetings between representatives of Library management, the Town Council and FVL this year. We particularly thank Rob Jones (Head of Libraries) and Tanith, and Jason Mack and David Bartlett (Mayor and Town Clerk respectively) from Ventnor Town Council for their commitment and enthusiasm. It was disappointing to hear […]Read More From the Steering Group