Welcome to Tenney Memorial Library Web Site

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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.


Although there is still some tinkering needed in the parking lot , it is now usable and has more room to park.  Inside, Housewright will be adding more coats to the floor, but the building is usable for all. 

We thank you for your patience in advance.


Please consider taking the AARP training given here at the library in January so that you can help your neighbors with their taxes in 2020. You need have only decent computer skills.  There will be a week of classes where you will brainstorm on various scenarios and practice with a congenial small group. Then people will make appointments to come into the library on the days we are closed for you to work with them in completing their taxes.Although this is a volunteer job, it is very rewarding,

Call Connie with any questions at 802 866-9008 for more information.


Thanks to your generous donations of books we were able to clear over $781.00.  WE accept donations all year.  However, we do not accept text books, or academic books, and no smelly books – mildew or tobacco smells. 

Thank you, again.



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




  ….and the winner is…”Tenney Bear“…

submitted by Carly Wade of Newbury Village.  Thanks to everyone who entered a name.  “Tenney Bear” will be living in the Children’s Reading Room and is available for hugs.



New books can be found 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 for Louise Penney newest book,The Better Man,set in the quaint Canadian town of Three Pines-another Chief Inspector Gamache book  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,Doc Martin & the new season of Grantchester,too.  ENJOY!



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

Do NOT forget Dolly!

 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.)





   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.

           New Red Clover Award winners for 2019-2020 will be on the shelves at the end of September.  Please look for them for our youngest and emerging readers.

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

      Tenney Tees in new colors:

GREEN & BLACK with white lettering –

        still only $15.00 to benefit the library. Made by Green Mountain Monogram in Wells River,Vermont

     Front has drawing of our historic 1896 building 


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



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 when school is in session & weather permits.

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

November 7th, 2019, at 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Reading:VT READS 2019 Book


 by  John Lewis

 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 Lahey 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