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From this site you can search our online catalog, track your reading history, and even renew books. With just a few clicks you can download audio and e-books from Listen Up Vermont, access free online classes at Universal Classes, and find out about our services and upcoming programs and events!

Dear Tenney Memorial Library Supporter,

This has been another eventful year for the library.   Library usage has increased, both with respect to our youngest patrons and adults.  We have a dynamic and constantly evolving selection of books, including prize-winners and New York Times bestsellers.  Now that we are fully automated, you can search our entire catalog from the library computer or at home, as well as renew books online.

This year the library has hosted even more events, shows and programs.  We were thrilled by the community response to screenings of the Vermont Movie and the Hungry Heart.  More community groups are using the library as a meeting place, including the Pins and Needles group, the Newbury Book Discussion group, the Mediation group, and the elementary school Parent Book Discussion Group.

We also tackled two important projects for restoration and maintenance of the library structure.  Thanks to a 50/50 grant from Vermont Historic Preservation and matching funds from the Town of Newbury, we made much needed repairs to the slate roof, replaced worn flashing with copper, and replaced missing hip tiles that are an important historic feature of the library.  We recently installed foam insulation in the basement, which, hopefully, will significantly reduce our heating costs.

Although we have accomplished a great deal, we still have so much more to do in order to keep the library running.  As library use expands, the costs of operating and maintaining the library increase.  Items that need attention as soon as possible include updating computers, insulating and repairing the attic, replacing rotting cellar windows and gable triangle windows, replacing the pillar and paint trim in the side entrance, and committing more funds to programming.  The library currently receives roughly half of its funding from endowment dividends and the Town and Village of Newbury.  The remainder of our yearly operating expenses comes from fundraising efforts and individual donations.  Without your support, the library simply could not exist.

A donation in any amount will be a great help to the library.  In addition to the usual methods, you can also contribute to the library through our website using your PayPal account.   As always, we look forward to and appreciate any help you can give.

And remember, if you shop on Amazon.com, you can support the library by going to smile.amazon.com and signing up the Tenney Memorial Library as your designated charity. This site has the same choices and prices but will donate a percentage of your purchase to the library.

With gratitude,

Tenney Memorial Library