Welcome to Tenney Memorial Library Site

                                                         802 866-5366



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 programs and events.

READ A Christmas Carol

Have you ever actually read Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol?  I do not mean did you watch a movie version, but sat down and  read this classic tale of the “haves and have nots.”

      I would like to gather a group to read aloud this famous story.  I have ten copies of the book and propose meeting two times to read every word.

          This will be nothing fancy.  We will just take turns reading and savoring the pictures that Dickens paints with words.

            When we complete the story we will have hot mulled cider and some Christmas cookies and understand how powerful words can be and how they can live through several centuries.

           Please contact me at:

tenneylibrary@gnail.com if you would like to be part of what I hope will be the first annual reading of A Christmas Carol.

               Is Thursday, December 13th & Friday the 14th at 6:30 a time that will work for you/  Let ne know, please.

Missed the “Great American Read”
on PBS?

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?


      I have been displaying the newest fiction and non- fiction books, as well as AWARD WINNERS, in the front READING ROOM. This is where you will find the books that are hot off the presses and have made it onto the NY Times and Boston Globe best seller lists.  Let me know what you are looking for and I will be happy to help you find it. More newer books can be found on the round table in the main room of the library.

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

 Patrons’ requests also figure highly in choosing the books we order.

 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.

RED CLOVER Award Winning Children’s Books Are In

We have received all of the award winners.  Please come in and enjoys this year’s choices- a good mix of fiction and non fiction.

             In addition, we were able to purchase ALL of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher award winning books for 2018.

               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

 What is REDI ?

      Rural Economic Development Infrastructure = REDI

 Change of meeting location to THE SPACE ON MAIN STREET, Bradford,VT.

    Still meeting the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6:00p.

All welcome! Call Claude Phipps for additional information- 602 866-9008

NOTE: December meeting will be held on Monday 12/10 & Thursday 12/27.

Christmas & Hanukkah are coming……..

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***

        ***NOTE CHANGE OF DAY ***

This class is for beginners. WEDNESDAYs from 5:00 to 6:00ish


 at  5-6:00

  All beginners are welcome at the library to start & continue your journey in  learning a new language.  No experience necessary.  This is a low stress, supportive class. 


                                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 –

January 3rd, 2019, at 7:00 – 8:00 pm


Where’d You Go Bernadette?  by Maria Semple

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.


 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 AND FREE passes to Billings Farm Museum in Woodstock, Vermont.

We also have reduced cost passes to the Leahey ECHO Science Center in Burlington and $2.00 off passes for everyone in your party to the 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 2018 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,
Library Director and Trustees

Newbury Arts is participating in the V


t Crafts Council Open Studio Tour