Greetings Bookworms!



Marvelous May Happenings at Tenney Library, Newbury, Vermont

Thursday, May 18 at 6:30pm- former Poet Laureate, Syd Lea will share his poetry with us starting at 6:30pm.  Q & A after the reading. All are welcome.

Thursday, May 25th at 6:30pm-Elizabeth Emerson will give a book talk from her newly published LettersFrom Red Farm.  This is the untold story of the friendship between Helen Keller and journalist Edgar Chamberlin (of the Newbury Chamberlins.)  Elizabeth has contributed material to the PBS documentary Becoming Helen Keller. A unique experience is yours with this program.

We now offer the use of a free pass to the Fairbanks Museum/Planetarium in St. Johnsbury.. This pass will also allow you to visit various other science museums in New England and other areas. Please check in at Tenney before making your plans. We have only one family pass to lend. Enjoy!

TENNEY NOTE CARDS-LATEST LIMITED EDITION– Chris Esten has photographed at sugar houses around Newbury. . Note cards are $10.00 for a pack of 4 cards with envelopes. The cards are blank and just waiting for your personalized message. These cards would make a unique gift. They will not last long. (We also have some Tenney tote bags and a few tee shirts for last minute gifts.)

Newbury Elementary School After School Program Woodworking Class has created 4 Tenney Little Libraries for us so that you may grab a book even when the library is closed. There are books for adults as well as children. Please take a book and bring back a book-it can be a different book, and you can keep any book that you liked.

Tenney Little Libraries are placed at Little Rivers Health Clinic in Wells River – next to the Dr. Rowe Memorial bench, and at the green space next to the Town Clerk’s office in Newbury Village. Soon another Little Library will be placed at Four Corners Farm in South Newbury.

The Trustees and Librarian thank everyone who has worked on this project: the students and their workshop teachers, the Newbury Woman’s Club,who will monitor the books and the town of Newbury for helping us find spaces for these lovely little libraries. We hope everyone will enjoy the skilled work of our NES students.

WAHOO! We have purchased all of the books short listed for the Golden Dome Book Award for our juvenile readers. These are a unique collection of topics. Check these books out. (Formerly the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award) The new nominated books will be coming in shortly for 2023.

REMINDER: We have an interesting selection of magazines: from Yankee, The New Yorker, Consumer Reports, to English Home, Country Living, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian & more. We have begun to get Consumer Reports

Thanks to a generous donor we have new copies of both Food and Wine magazine and Southern Living.

Mystery Fans!

We have ad free periodicals featuring stories by various authors in the styles made famous by Ellery Queen & Alfred Hitchock. Enjoy!

YES! We are accepting donations of books in good condition for our annual BOOK SALE


BOOK SALE on September 23rd from 9:00 to 2:00pm.Taking donations now. Please make sure that your donation is note smelly (mildew, tobacco, etc,etc.) We do not accept text books, encyclopedias of any kind, Readers’ Digest Condensed books…or books that are discolored or damaged. WE do not accept VHS tapes, either.

We rely on you to supply books: children’s books, , ficition and non-fiction, oversized books,etc. as long as they are in good shape. We really appreciate your donations as they help us to buy new books and replace well loved,but worn books AND to expand our LARGE PRINT and audio book collection.

All small group meetings are gathering! We will observe Universal Guideline, which means distancing, wearing masks and good hygiene-washing hands for those who have not been vaccinated.
Pins & Needles– meets on Thursdays at 9:30 to 11:30am. Everyone is welcome. Bring any handwork you wish.
Book Discussion meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00pm. *The book chosen for June 1st is Iona Iverson’s Rules of Commuting by Clare Pooley. The discussion will take place at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome.
Scrabble players meet now on Saturday at 2:00pm. This is subject to change.** The April meeting will be the Poetry Reading which starts at 6:30pm. Book Discussions will resume on May 4th at 7:00pm. _Please see above for more information.
** Mindful Meditation will continue to meet via ZOOM for the present on Tuesdays starting at 6:30pm.
Public computers are available for limited times for Patrons., as well as FREE WiFi. We have bought a new iMac and a new PC with a grant from the Dept. of Libraries. We also have a new printer that will print on both sides of the paper thanks to a grant from the same source.
You may call ahead with the names of items you wish to borrow and the Librarian will have them ready for you when you come in.

2023 Updates from Tenney Memorial Library

PUZZLES, PUZZLES, PUZZLES! We have started a new puzzle collection. Please come in and check one out. Scientists are telling us that puzzles can keep your brain working and in good shape. Worth a try. Right?

Race and Racism: We have a good collection of books on these topics.

Grief & Coping: We have acquired a selection of helpful books on this topic.

LARGE PRINT BOOKS! We have developed a large collection of these books for those who are visually challenged. Come and see what we have. We can also order large print books for you from the ABLE library run by the Vermont Dept. of Libraries.

Tenney has purchased ALL of the new RED CLOVER picture book award winners for young ones and early readers.

In addition, we have most of the YA books which won the GREEN MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARD.

Come to the library and check out the winners!

FREE WiFi in the parking lot will continue, as well as in the building. (service4u)

Inter-Library Loan services– We can usually get you any book you require in a short period of time.

FREE PASSES for Vermont State Parks & Historic Sites are here!. Please check with individual places to see their guidelines.  Some are limiting numbers.  Enjoy!

We also have discounted passes to lend to our Patrons for VINS and Hildene. Please note that these are for Newbury Patrons only. Time is running out to use these passes. Many places close or have limited opening in the winter. Last call for the season until spring.. The Fairbanks Museum has been added to our free or reduced price passes which you can borrow. WE have purchased a pass from the Fairbanks Musum in St. Johnsbury which gets you into the library & planetarium for free.


Tuesday – 10-5:00pm

Thursday – 2:00 to 8:00pm

Saturday – 9:00 to 4:00pm

Email:  tenneylibrary@gmail.com

At 4886 Main Street since 1897

For INFORMATION CALL: 802 866-5366