Tenney is maintaining regular hours with the caveats below. We look forward to helping you.

Greetings Bookworms!

We ask that everyone who uses our library wear an approved mask. Thank you so much for taking care with yourself and others.


  Having trouble DOWN LOADING BOOKS using your library “card” information? The system is being upgraded and some are running into problems. If this happens to you: Make sure your card has not expired, change your password to your last name, call Mary Burnham, the Librarian, and she will try to make corrections. Finally, do not despair! This too shall pass.

SAVE the DATE – TENNEY ANNUAL BOOK SALE September 24th from 9:30 to 2:00pm!

We are accepting donations of books in good condition that are odorless . We do not accept textbooks, or abridged books, VHS tapes, or out of date books. Please do not drop off books without calling first. Thank you. We do appreciate your support for this fund raiser.

Summer is coming! Performances & Programs Begin- Save the Dates:

Sunday, August 21stUNCOMMON JAM- on Newbury Common-Great music AND…Tenney Library will be serving our delicious ice cream sundaes with our secret awesome sauces. Stop by our table to support the library and treat yourself to a well deserved dish of ice cream.

Sunday, September 18th at 2:00pm at Tenney Library- The Red Scare in the Green Mountain State: Vermont in the McCarthy Era presented by Rick Winston supported by a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council. Accessible to all. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday October 16th at 2:00pm at Tenney Library – Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food- presented by Rebecca Rupp through a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council and co-sponsored by the Newbury Woman’s Club who will supply refreshments. Accessible to all. Everyone is welcome. This program Includes “the scandalous history of the fork.”

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE for ADULTS! During July & August we challenge you to read in the hopes of winning a Tenney Tote Bag or a Tenney T-shirt. There will be a large glass jar into which you may deposit a slip of paper with your name, email and the title of the book you read with a one sentence review on it. At the beginning of September I will draw the names of the winners and let them know that they can come to the library to redeem their prize. We have many, many best sellers here, as well as many classic books. Happy reading to all!

REMINDER: We have an interesting selection of magazines: from Yankee, The New Yorker, Consumer Reports, to English Home, Country Living, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian & more. We have begun to get Consumer Reports,

For the younger reader we have copies of the wonderful Cricket magazine.

All small group meetings are gathering! We will observe Universal Guideline, which means distancing, wearing masks and good hygiene-washing hands for those who have not been vaccinated.
Mindful Meditation is meeting on Mondays from 7:00-8:30pm. Everyone is welcome.
Pins & Needles– meets on Thursdays at 9:30 to 11:30am. Everyone is welcome. Bring any handwork you wish.
Book Discussion meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00pm. The book chosen for August 4th , 2022 is Susan, Linda,Nina and Cokie: The Founding Mothers of NPR. The discussion will take place at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome.
Scrabble players meet now on Saturday at 2:00pm. This is subject to change.
Mindful Meditation will continue to meet via ZOOM for the present on Tuesdays starting at 6:30pm.
Public computers are available for limited times for Patrons., as well as FREE WiFi. We even bought a new iMac with a grant from the Dept. of Libraries.
You may call ahead with the names of items you wish to borrow and the Librarian will have them ready for you when you come in.

2022 Updates from Tenney Memorial Library

PUZZLES, PUZZLES, PUZZLES! We have started a new puzzle collection. Please come in and check one out. Scientists are telling us that puzzles can keep your brain working and in good shape. Worth a try. Right?

Race and Racism: We have a good collection of books on these topics.

Grief & Coping: We have acquired a selection of helpful books on this topic.

LARGE PRINT BOOKS! We have developed a large collection of these books for those who are visually challenged. Come and see what we have. We can also order large print books for you from the ABLE library run by the Vermont Dept. of Libraries.

Tenney has purchased ALL of the new RED CLOVER picture book award winners for young ones and early readers.

In addition, we have most of the YA books which won the GREEN MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARD.

Come to the library and check out the winners!

FREE WiFi in the parking lot will continue, as well as in the building.

Inter-Library Loan services– We can usually get you any book you require in a short period of time.

FREE PASSES for Vermont State Parks & Historic Sites are here!. Please check with individual places to see their guidelines.  Some are limiting numbers.  Enjoy!

We also have discounted passes to lend to our Patrons for VINS and Hildene. Please note that these are for Newbury Patrons only.


Tuesday – 10-5:00pm

Thursday – 2:00 to 8:00pm

Saturday – 9:00 to 4:00pm

Email:  tenneylibrary@gmail.com

At 4886 Main Street since 1897

For INFORMATION CALL: 802 866-5366