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

FVL Banner

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, […]

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May 19, 2018

Ventnor Library Reading Group

Hi all, have been revising email list with the help of the library but if you don’t wish to be on it please let me know. We tried to purchase copies of ‘Bel Canto’ by Anne Patchett for the June meeting but unfortunately the ‘man who does’ was unavailable from IOW hq to arrange things […]

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May 12, 2018

Friends of Ventnor Library AGM, Wednesday 14th March 2018

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 […]

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April 9, 2018

Ventnor Reading Group 21st 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 […]

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April 3, 2018

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

April book choice

Hi all, thanks to Tess’s brainwave for the 18th April reading group meeting (plus party!) we are reading any ‘Scandi Noir’. The library have confirmed they can obtain many copies of this genre and will be available to us in good time. Cheers, Roger

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March 16, 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