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

Ventnor Library Reading Group, April Meeting

Hi All, I slipped up at the last meeting by not discussing our next choice for the 18th April. We have to think of an author who had a prolific output so we can obtain enough copies. My suggestion would be anything written by Doris Lessing but of course am open to any ideas. We […]

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March 4, 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