Greetings Bookworms!

We ask that everyone who uses our library wear an approved mask if you have not been vaccinated and boosted. Thank you so much for taking care with yourself and others.


Thanks to the Vermont Dept. of Health, Tenney has free RADON testing kits available at the library. Just come in and pick one up if you need one.

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– Tom Beers has photographed familiar scenes around Newbury from a wintry road to snow on a bird nesting box, to the first frost on garden plants, to snow on an out building. Note cards are $15.00 for a pack of 12 cards with envelopes- 3 of each scene. 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)

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

For the younger reader we have copies of the wonderful Cricket magazine.

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 February 2nd, A Thousand Ships. 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.
** 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.

2022 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.( VINS passes are good until March, though.) Last call for the season until spring.


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