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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!

Seeking Library Director

Newbury is a rural community of 2,000. Our historic, beautiful library seeks a new director.

We are looking for an individual who can create a cordial, welcoming atmosphere, is responsive to the needs and interests of our community, and who can move our library towards better serving our patrons by increasing accessibility of materials and information in current and emerging formats.

Our ideal candidate is service-oriented, dynamic, sociable, organized, comfortable with a public leadership role, is an avid reader with a passion for literature and is able and willing to tackle the technical aspects of running a 21st century library. We are looking for enthusiasm, creativity, and demonstrable skills in public relations, both written and spoken. The ability to work with all ages and with individuals with special needs is a must.

A BA or BS is a minimum qualification; additionally, an MLS/VT certification is preferred. A strong candidate with related professional experience and a commitment to pursuing VT certification will be considered.

25 hours/week.

Please send a letter of interest and resume with references via e-mail to geaton@primmer.com or by mail to Tenney Memorial Library, PO Box 85, Newbury, VT 05051.




NEW Family Outdoor Adventure Group

1st & 3rd Saturday of the month
10:30 am

Tenney Memorial Library is now hosting a “Family Outdoor Adventure Group” on the first and third Saturday of each month.  The group will meet at 10:30am at Tenney and head out into the great outdoors for adventure and fun.  How-to books and adventure stories will be part of the adventures as the twists and turns unfold.  All parents and kids are invited but come prepared.  Winter is upon us and this group is not for the faint of heart 🙂

The Outdoor Adventure will not meet until June 3 due to conflicts.  On May 6 we have Green Up Day and May 20 is the Women’s Fellowship Spring Flea Market and Lunch!  Stay tuned for the next adventure!

On our last outing, we walked down to the CT River and learned about early ferries and bridges.  We looked up the hill at Newbury Village – a new perspective!

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NEW Spanish Conversation Group

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Tenney Memorial Library is hosting another group “Spanish Conversation Group” every Tuesday.  This group meets at 3:00 pm at Tenney. Join this group and make new amigos as you practice speaking, discover new phrases, and finally figure out verb conjugations!.  All ages and levels welcome. Come prepare to speak only in Spanish!  Don’t forget to check out a book from our “Libros en espanol”  section!

NEW Pre-school Story Time

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30am

The preschoolers “Watch Them Grow- Newbury” walk over two Tuesdays a month with their teachers to enjoy stories read by community members.  Sometimes they even listen to books in both Spanish as well as English.  Also, some of our Home School families have begun to attend and it’s adding to the fun! You are invited to join the fun of reading books!

Newbury Elementary School’s Parent Book Group

Second Tuesday of the month
5:00 – 6:30 pm

You are all invited to be part of the Newbury Elementary School’s Parent Book Group. This book group meet on the second Tuesday of every month. Childcare, Refreshments and BOOKS are provided.

In an effort to parent mindfully and light-heartedly, we come together once a month to explore and discuss perspectives about conscious parenting. Each month we get together and discuss our parenting frustrations, break-through, and create space for everyone to listen, learn, and share.

We hope to see you at our next meeting!

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 6:30 – 8:00 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
7:00 – 8:00 pm

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

Meeting on May 4 at 7 pm.  We  will be discussing “Infinite Jest” by David Foster Wallace.

If you need a copy of the book, contact the library.

Pin and Needles Group

9:30 – 11:30 pm

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!


Support the Tenney Memorial Library

Dear Friends of the Tenney Memorial Library,

We are so grateful for your generosity in 2016.
With your support it has been a remarkable year.

With your kind donation, we can continue offering library services, art, and special programs for our community.

With your help, in 2017 our work can be even greater.

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

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