Award from the Isle of Wight High Sheriff’s Trust

The Friends of Ventnor Library were awarded a grant by the High Sheriff’s Trust last Autumn to fund children’s activities at the Library. The funds will be used to: Pay for three Magic Workshops for children aged five and over, presented by Huxley the Magician Buy materials for craft workshops and lego and Minecraft Clubs […]

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March 7, 2018

Equipment to help with Hearing Difficulties

With the concurrence of Awards for All, we used some residual Ventnor in Touch funds to purchase equipment from Action on Hearing Loss which can help people with hearing difficulties to make more effective use of their tablet computer. The equipment is available at the Library for demonstrations with your own or the Library tablets. […]

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March 7, 2018

Ventnor in Touch

The Ventnor in Touch Project funded by Awards for All England was successfully completed last September, but Tablet Training sessions at the Library continued until the Christmas break. We restarted on January 10th this year, and are finding that there is still a demand for this service. If you are thinking of buying a tablet […]

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March 7, 2018

High Sheriff visits Ventnor Library

The Friends of Ventnor Library have received a grant of £400 from the High Sheriff’s Trust which will provide funding for events for the young. The High Sheriff visited Ventnor Library at 2 pm on Friday 16th February to join the children at a Magic Workshop given by Huxley the Magician, the first event funded […]

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February 17, 2018

New website; new author

Hi, I’m Ian and I’m now the author of the FVL website. I spotted a request in the November newsletter asking for help in running the website. As with many voluntary organisations it is often a small number of hard core members who do the majority of the work. Our Treasurer, John Carter, was doing […]

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February 4, 2018

The Daphne Carter photograph collection

Daphne Carter spent decades creating a photographic record of Ventnor. So future generations can enjoy this, she bequeathed the albums to the IoW Library Service. The albums are stored upstairs in the library along with the extensive sheet music archive. FVL would like to create a digital copy of Daphne’s work so it will not […]

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February 2, 2018

FRIENDS OF VENTNOR LIBRARY AGM

To be held on Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 11.00 a.m. in Ventnor Library.  1.APOLOGIES. 2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF AGM 2017.    3. WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR AND CHAIR’S REPORT.   4. TREASURER’S REPORT. 5. MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY’S REPORT.    6. PUBLICITY SECRETARY’S REPORT.   7. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2018/2019.  ChairVice Chair.Treasurer. Membership Secretary. Minutes Secretary. Publicity […]

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January 27, 2018

Minutes of General Meeting 1st November 2017

FRIENDS OF VENTNOR LIBRARY GENERAL MEETING AT 6.30 p.m. on NOVEMBER 1 at VENTNOR LIBRARY. PRESENT: Evelyn Knowles Chair John Carter Treasurer. Angela Harrison Secretary. Lesley Telford Membership Secretary Claire Grant. Julie Roberts. Gail Mathie. Ian Brownlow. FVL Website. Ann Allen. Linda Chester. Ann Dyson. 1. APOLOGIES: Apologies were received from Roger Booth, Chris Rickards, […]

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November 18, 2017

Who’s been “Telling Tales”?

It’s been more than a year since a group of Ventnor writers, based in the Community Cafe, published a collection of stories on to Kindle. At that time they pledged to give a percentage of the proceeds to the ‘Friends of Ventnor Library.’ Led by group member Sue Curd, ‘Telling Tales’ is a collection of […]

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November 17, 2017

Grant Award from the Isle of Wight High Sheriff’s Trust

The Isle of Wight High Sheriffs’ Trust awarded the Friends of Ventnor Library a grant of £400 at its October meeting, in response to an application submitted in September. The  award will be used to fund materials and a facilitator for children’s creative workshops at the Library next year.

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October 26, 2017