A little help from the friends?

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. […]

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March 31, 2018

A Message from FVL Chair, Evelyn Knowles

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 […]

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March 7, 2018

From the Steering Group

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 […]

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March 7, 2018

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


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 […]

January 27, 2018