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

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

October 2017 newsletter

General meeting: Wednesday 1st November at 6.30 pm, in the Library There will be a general meeting for all FVL members on Wednesday 1 November, 6.30 pm in the Library. It would be good if we could have as many members as possible there – it is your chance to find out what is being […]

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October 10, 2017

Favourite books

For World Book Night 2014 we asked Ventnor readers to let us know what were their favourite books – their ‘Desert Island’ books. Here they are, in no particular order, just a lovely collection of personal reading pleasure – we hope you might be inspired to seek one out to seew what has made a […]

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October 17, 2014