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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!

Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s books are at the Tenney Memorial Library for your pleasure.  We are featuring his work in the Reading Room.  When you enter you will see his books displayed on the beautiful oak mantel.  The librarian has ordered the one book the library was missing about Ishiguro’s birthplace, Nagasaki, Japan. (Many of you are familiar with his most popular work The Remains of the Day.)

    Do come in and get a good book while you admire our newly refinished floors.


NEW – SAVE THIS DATE – Sunday, October 29th at 2:00PM

                      Enjoy Bernie Roy talking about his book


                     Life on the Roy Family Farm

Bernie Roy’s photographs alone are worth the trip to the library.  Refreshments will be served and you will have an opportunity to talk to Bernie Roy and to buy his book.

We are getting new books every week from the Best Seller lists of the NY Times, suggestions from NPR, and, of course, Oprah’s picks.  Patrons’ requests also figure highly in choosing the books we order.  If you have a favorite author with a new book please ask the librarian about getting it.  Tenney also is very active in the inter-library loan system in Vermont. We can get you just about any book you desire.



                Thank you all who came to our adult story hour.  37 people enjoyed these sometimes hilarious stories.  We hope to make this an annual event.



             VERMONT READS – Brown Girl Dreaming

Thank you to all who came and discussed this wonderful book.  Do not forget you “volunteered” to write up something you memorable from your life for inclusion in a small book.

        REMEMBER to watch for the date in November when this book will again be discussed and more writing done at the Baldwin Memorial Library. This will give you another chance to enjoy Jacqueline Woodson’s work.


             (Oxbow Senior Independence Program)

Can you give 1 hour on a Tuesday at 1:00 PM to read to these seniors?  A “chapter book” that could be continued each week would be great.  Your librarian, Mary Burnham, can help with suggestions. (Volunteers must pass a background check.)

    Family Outdoor Adventure Group is taking a vacation.  Look for information in the future.  Meanwhile, get outdoors and enjoy the autumn weather and leaves.


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

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

 Every Thursday at  5:00 to 6:00.  All beginners are welcome at the library to begin your journey in  learning a new language.  No experience necessary.  This will be a low stress, supportive class. 


Your librarian just returned from the Red Clover Conference held at Lake Morey in.  It was all about the newest trends in young children’s books.  It was a great opportunity to meet with librarians from across Vermont, too.

     As a REWARD for attending the conference I was given the ten award winning books for 2017 for our library.  We are processing these books and they will be ready for your young readers (5 and up) to check out soon.  I think you will find the illustrations, as well as the stories excellent, entertaining, and educational, too.  You will be surprised to find that a number of these books are in the non-fiction category.  Hope to see you soon!

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. Librarian, Mary Burnham, recently attended the Red Clover Book Conference and brought back the 10 Red Clover Award winners to share with our youngest patrons.  Adults will enjoy these books , too.

           The Circle of Presence Meditation Group

7:00 – 8:30 pm

In an effort to live mindfully and light-heartedly, we come together on Monday 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 – November  2nd
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Kate Atkinson’s book , When Will There Be Good Times, was chosen for November’s discussion.

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

 Pin and Needles Group

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!

REMEMBER! We have PUBLIC COMPUTERS for your use, as well as WiFi.


Support the Tenney Memorial Library

Dear Friends of the Tenney Memorial Library,

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,art and music, as well as special programs that benefit our entire community.

With your help 2017 will be an even greater year.

You can help us achieve our goals by making a recurring donation using our Paypal account located here in our website!

With gratitude,
Library Director and Trustees

Newbury Arts is participating in the V


t Crafts Council Open Studio Tour