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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 events.



Whoever reads the most Dorothy Canfiield Fidher books will win a Tenney Memorial Library t-shirt! We have almost all of these award winning books, both fiction and non-fiction.  Reading is always a good thing, but especially on a rainy day n Vermont.



Programs at Tenney Memorial Library


August 4, Sunday at 2:00pm The Civil War, Baseball & the Myth of Abner Doubleday

“Double-talk on Doubleday: How a dead Civil War General invented baseball without his permission.” Why, how and when did Abner Doubleday become the imagined inventor of America’s pastime?  It is becoming more widely known that Doubleday had no connection to baseball, but why and for what purposes did baseball’s boosters construct an origin story with him at the epicenter?  Rowly Bunker,Prof. At Norwich University will explain all.Sponsored by the VT Humanities Council

September 29,Sunday at2:00pm-”Vermont’s Musical Ladies”

Linda Radtke singer & researcher & Arthur Zorn pianist will demonstrate the contributions of Vermont women to the tradition of parlor songs,Women’s Clubs music contests & social reform efforts : abolition, temperance and suffrage. Sponsored by the VT Humanities Council

October 13, Sunday at 2:00pm

3rd Annual Master Storytellers”

    Tales of  Newbury & the world






Please contact librarian at tenneylibrary@gmail.com to sign up to help out.  Thank you!




Thanks to the kindness of a former Bradford Librarian, Cathy Thibeault, a charming bear is coming to live in the Children’s Reading Room when s/he has a name. S/he is 33 years old, but does not look a day over 5. A prize will be awarded for the winning name. 



Check out new books both in the Reading Room and on the round table as you come in the side door.  Proud to say that TML owns most of the best selling books.

Look also in our Audible  books section for the Pulitzer Prize winning FREDERiCK  DOUGLASS biography AND Where the Crawdads Sing.  Both will make your drive time whiz by…or your porch time.  Enjoy!

In addition we have these authors in CDs:

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


I have grouped all of our PBS & BBC programs together for ease of finding your favorites from Downton Abbey to all of the Inspectors: Morse, Lewis & Lynley, plus Endeavor & Foyle’s War.  ENJOY!



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.




VINS & ECHO/LEAHY SCIENCE CENTERreduced price passes

Passes available now at Tenney Memorial Library


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.

     Come 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. Still a few books left.


************************************MYSTERY BOOK GROUP? Any interest?

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.


   Besides the Reading Room & the big round table we have lost of ew LARGE PRINT books.  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 2019-20.  They are in the Juvenile section as you come into the library from the parking lot.  Enjoy!  This year we even have some “B LIST” DCF books….all very good reads.

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

Tenney T-Shirts have this super quotation on them.  Great gifts!  *** 

” If you have a garden and a library,you have everythingyou need.”Cicero


Sizes from small through 3XL

        $15.00 for a good quality shirt

A Green Mountain Monogram Original

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.

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.

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

August 1st, 2019, at 7:00 – 8:00 pm


Continental Op

by Dashill Hammett

 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

 Pins 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