Welcome to Tenney Memorial Library Site

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Tenney library

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 events.

BOOK SALE JUNE 8th, 9 to 2:00pm

A large variety of “new” books for you.  Help us fund raise & get some great buys.


Thanks to a donation from


Seeds going fast!


Time to Get Outdoors!

National Trails Day is June 1st this is the day when trails group throughout the country will get together to do their spring cleaning on their local trail networks.

The Cross Vermont trail Association-CVTA http://www.crossvermont.org

and the Newbury Conservation Commission-NCC are sponsoring this year’s event.

Trails Day Work Day Saturday June 1st from 9:00 am to 3pm at Blue Mt. School in Wells River. Spring cleaning of the Wells River Conservation Trails

We really need volunteers to step up and help.

NCC and CVTA have been awarded a grant to re-surface the trail in Wells River and we have to get the prep-work done. Cleaning back brush and spring growth and cleaning out the water bars on the side of the trails.

Tool needed; weed whackers, big & small, brush cutters, loppers, shovels & rakes, chainsaws

Please check out other Newbury Conservation Commission-NCC Spring events.

Birding with Bill May 17th Meet at the end of Industrial Park Rd [ next to Blue Mt. School] at 6:30 am for an exciting bird walk on the Wells River Conservation trails with Bill Shepard director of the CT River Birding Trails. Event rain or shine dress appropriately.

Spring Paddle the Border is Sunday May 19th This is our 16th year and we are hoping to see a lot of our friends we have made over the years, and looking forward to meeting new paddlers.

Its time to get your gear out and check it over, and its time to ask for your help.

Please help us get the word out about this years Paddle the Border events. Invite a friend, post the attachment on your face book page or let your friends and coworkers know about the Paddle. Lets share the excitement, and the fun.

   Contact Michael Thomas or the Newbury Conservation Commission for more information.



Check out new books both in the Reading Room and on the round table as you come in the side door.

We have both the fiction & non-Fiction Pulitzer Prize winning books: The Overstory and Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom



TML just took a subscription to

ELLERY QUEEN Mystery Magazine

for you. Short mysteries, no ads & a mix of up and comers and favorite authors.




Passes now available at Tenney Memorial Library



    hhhhhhhHome Schoolers & Adults Welcome!

May 28th, Tuesday at 9:45 -Home Schoolers and pre- K class.  Learn about our friends the pollinators, their habitat and how to attract them.  Then design a t-shirt to take home showing what you learned.  All ages welcome.

JUNE 23rd, Sunday at 2:00pm

Vermont Reads

Come and hear Penny Patch who was working in the Black Freedom Movement in the south when John Lewis’s book, MARCH, took place in the 60’s. (Get your free book at TML.)


                FREE BOOKS for Kiddos

 Newbury children ages birth to five years old…thanks to Dolly Parton’s


and Library Trustee Carol Cottrell, who wrote the grant.

If you have a child in this age range or know of one, please come into the Tenney Memorial Library and give us the child’s address.  This will start children on the road to receiving a free book every month until they are five, mailed to their home.  This is all you have to do.

     eCome on down to Tenney and sign up. (Wells River children are also eligible for this wonderful program.)

Free Books for Adults, Too

  Thanks to the Vermont Humanities Council, Tenney has again received a grant for the 2019 Vermont Reads books.  We have copies of Senator John Lewis’s graphic novel MARCH for you at the library. 

      We will also be planning, with Baldwin Memorial Library,  events around this book that tells the story of the Civil Rights March on Selma, Alabama in which John Lewis participated, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Of course, there will be book discussions, but we hope to show some films about those times.  The Historical Society will also be sponsoring a program. Watch this space for updates.


Missed the “Great American Read?”

No need to fret. TML has the definitive  BOOK of BOOKS to help you plan your winter reading.  All 100 books selected for the contest, artifacts and a one page description of every book are available to you here.  You might wonder why you never read a certain book or remember why you had no interest n the first place.

     Represented in the Book of Books you will find children’s books, books from other countries, books of every genre.

          Why not use this book as a guide and give it a go?


Anyone interested in being part of a MYSTERY book discussion group that would meet every other month at TML?  If so, email me at tenneylibrary@gmail.com and tell me the best day & time for you.  I will assemble a group and let you know when and at what time we will meet.


      We have been making an effort to acquire for our patrons books they suggest as well as those appearing on the NY Times and Boston Globe best seller lists and recommended on NPR. if a book is on one of these lists we probably have it in the front Reading Room.

    New LARGE PRINT books have arrived.  We have a good collection in “the stacks.”

 In addition, Tenney  is very active in the inter-library loan system in Vermont, now called CLoVER. We are happy to  get you just about any book you desire.

Award Winning Children’s Books Are In

We were able to purchase ALL of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher award winning books for 2018-19.  They are in the Juvenile section as you come into the library from the parking lot.  Enjoy!

               Many periodicals are in this room also.  Please enjoy the wide variety that we have .  You may borrow periodicals from TML , too.  ENJOY!

           NEW to OUR COLLECTION:

Audio Books

Authors: Jacquekine Windspear (Maisie Dobbs),James Patterson,Daniel Silva,Faye Kellerman,Maria Semple, and JoJo Moyes & more to come.


Looking for a unique gift?                  Tenney Memorial Library T- Shirts might just fill the bill!

Historic 1896 Building Drawing on the Front

Thoughtful Quote on the Back

    Purchasing this gift will also support your library’s fund raising efforts and help us to supply more of the things you would like in the library.

Stylishly Support your Library


” If you have a garden and a library,

you have everything

you need.”



Sizes from small through 3XL

        $15.00 for a good quality shirt

A Green Mountain Monogram Original


T- shirts are always available at the library.

As President Harry Truman said,” Not every reader is a leader, but every leader MUST be a reader.”
                     Let’s all try to become leaders in some fashion this year.


EVERY Thursday at 6 o’clock, you are welcome to come to the library  to enjoy a lively game of Scrabble.  Exercise your brain and get out of the house.  For more information contact Elizabeth Burnham: redburn70@gmail,com. (We have multiple boards and a SCRABBLE dictionary should any disputes arise.) All are welcome to join this low stress group.


**** BEGINNING: Spanish Conversation Group***

       Taking a break for the winter.  Watch this space for new date and time.

If you are interested in joining this group please contact the librarian with the best day and time for you.  This will help in the reorganizing process. tenneylibrary@gmail.com


                                Pre-School Story Time

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30am

The preschoolers of “Watch Them Grow- Newbury” walk over two Tuesdays a month with their teachers to enjoy stories read by the librarian or community members. You never know who will attend these story times. (One time two goats visited the children.) All are welcome.

We have been expanding our collection of children’s books and have lots of new ones to pick from.  I especially like the reworking and parodies of some old favorites.  We have “The Seals on the Bus” instead of “The Wheels on the Bus”, for example.  Pretty funny!


The Circle of Presence Meditation Group


7:00 – 8:30 pm

In an effort to live mindfully and light-heartedly, we come together on Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. to enjoy some wisdom and participate in both sitting and walking meditation. Join this new mindful group. Bring your cushion if you like; chairs provided

Newbury Book Discussion Group

  1st Thursday of the month –

June 6th, 2019, at 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Reading:EDUCATED by Tara Westover

 The Newbury Book Discussion group is sponsored by the Newbury Woman’s Club and meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

 Books available at TML

 Pin and Needles Group

Every Thursdays

9:30 – 11:30 am

The Newbury Woman’s Club “Pins and Needles” group meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 AM. Everyone is welcome! Bring whatever handcraft you are currently working on – knitting, embroidery, felting, quilting, crewel, counted cross stitch, mending, and crochet – anything!  New  people are always welcome.



We have PUBLIC COMPUTERS for your use, as well as WiFi, and a printer!

TML has FREE PASSES to all Vermont State Parks including Groton State Park.

We also have reduced cost passes to the Leahey ECHO Science Center in Burlington and  VINS RAPTOR Center in Quechee, Vermont

           Ask your librarian for more information and how to check out passes.


Please Support the Tenney Memorial Library

Dear Friends of the Tenney Memorial Library,

                   Be on the lookout for this year’s Tenney Memorial Library fund raising letter.

We are so grateful for your generosity.

Your support has made this a remarkable year.

Your generous donations enable us to continue offering library services, as well as special programs that benefit our entire community.

With your help 2019 will be an even greater year.

You can help us achieve our goals by using Amazon Smile which makes a donation to the library each time you make a purchase from them.

With gratitude,

The Library Director and Trustees



Newbury Arts is participating in the V


t Crafts Council Open Studio Tour