Library Reading Group, Wed 20th Nov, “The Kiss & Other Short Stories” by Anton Chekov

Hi all, the library has copies of the above. It was actually the fourth option: all my other choices from the Isle of Wight reading group catalogue were unavailable. I have read ‘The Kiss’ and much to my surprise much enjoyed it and look forward to reading the other stories. Look forward to seeing you […]

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November 6, 2019

Green fingered Friends

The Friends of Ventnor Library get up to all sorts and Julie has applied her skilled green fingers to the planters outside the library this Summer. I’m sure you’ll agree the Geraniums were lovely and these are now being moved to a warmer place as the weather turns. Julie is hoping some Autumn Lilies and […]

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November 6, 2019

Draft Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 

Held at Ventnor Library on February 27th 2019 starting at 18:0 In the Chair: Angela Harrison, Vice Chair of the Friends Present: Members:  Nick Balanger, Judy Balanger, Julie Roberts, Clare Grant, Gail Mathie, Ann Dyson, Ian Brownlow, John Carter, Lesley Telford, Angela Harrison, Fred Woodworth. Guests:  Town Councillor Jason Mack, Town Clerk David Bartlett Item 1:  Apologies: Evelyn Knowles (FVL Chair), Charles and […]

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March 27, 2019

Annual subs

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.

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January 11, 2019

Recent book sale

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.

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January 7, 2019

Daphne Carter’s Photos Project: Ventnor Remembered

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 […]

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July 8, 2018

Daphne Carter’s Photo Collection: Grant success!

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 […]

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July 5, 2018

Half year accounts

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 […]

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June 30, 2018

News flash: ‘Second Hoarders Sale’

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.

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May 26, 2018