Welcome

Serving the residents of Preston, Connecticut since 1898, the Preston Public Library offers varied resources which include: books in various formats, music CDs, DVDs, Computers for in-house use, Fax/copier/printer (for a small fee), wireless Internet, adaptive technology, and audiobooks. We also serve as the repository for the Preston Historical Society files.  We do not have obituary archives available. Vital records are held at the Preston Town Hall.      (860) 887-5581.

 

Holiday Hours & Closures:

Saturday, May 23rd through Monday the 25thClosed

Reopen Tuesday, the 26th of May at 9 am

Friday, July 3rd through Sunday the 5thClosed

Reopen Monday the 6th of July at 9 am

 

weather

For the safety of our staff and patrons, the library

follows the inclement weather policy of the Preston Schools.  

Thank you for your understanding.

We post our closures and delays to the

WFSB website. Click here to check.

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The Town of Preston has recently introduced the “ProAct Discount Prescription Card” which is estimated to save 20% on brand name drugs and up to 70% on generic prescription medications. This card is free for citizens of the Town of Preston and can be used if your health plan does not cover medications, for medications not covered by your current health plan, and/or for veterinary prescriptions for your pet. Please click here to go to the Town of Preston website for further details, including a brochure explaining this free benefit.

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 Friends of the Preston Public Library- Information

The Friends of the Preston Public Library Invite You to:

Stars & Constellations of the Current Season’s Sky

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 Where:
Mystic Seaport
The Museum of America and The Sea
Treworgy Planetarium
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355

 When:
Thursday, May 28, 2015
5:45pm (starts promptly) – 7:00pm
Rain or Shine

For more information on this program, click here:

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Want to be Facebook Friends?

The Friends of Preston Public Library now have their own Facebook page where they will be announcing upcoming book sales, speakers, displaying photographs taken at Preston Library events, as well as  announcing other events that they sponsor.  If you would like to take a look and/or “Friend” them to ensure you keep up to date on Friends happenings, click on the Facebook icon to go there:

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As always, all events planned by the FOL will continue to be announced on the library webpage as well. 

 

If you are interested in possibly joining our active group of “Friends”, click here  to go to their page to get an application form! We’d love to have you!

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    FoL Book Sale  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thank you for your support of the Friends of the Library Book sale in April! 

All proceeds of your purchases will be used to support library programs.

Continue to find excellent deals on gently used books  (some in like-new condition!) and media in our entryway area.  Donations of gently used books will be accepted until weather makes it impossible to store them; ask at the circulation desk if the library is open or place books to be donated in the tan bin next to the library main door, outside the library.  

 Thanks, The Friends of the Library Booksale Committee.

 

Here is the Donation box (to the right) to place your donations in when we are closed- also feel free to take a rest on our lovely "Buster Buddy Friendship Bench!"

Here is the Donation box (to the right) to place your donations in when we are closed- also feel free to take a rest on our lovely “Buster Buddy Friendship Bench!” (donated by the Greater Norwich Bully-Busters & the Rotary Community Corps of Norwich.)

 

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The Preston Public Library is a collection point for “Box Tops for Education”

Box Tops For Education 

and “Labels for Education”

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to support the Preston Veterans Memorial School

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

There is a box available at the Circulation desk to place your box tops and/or labels in.

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Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

(aka “Obamacare”)

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How can it help you? Do you need to do anything? How can you find out if it will reduce your healthcare costs? Where can you find a Health care insurer?

The 2015 open enrollment cycle begins Saturday, November 15 and continues through February 15, 2015.  (Enrollment is currently Closed.) Consumers can enroll online at www.accesshealthct.com, by phone at 1-(855)805-4325, and with  the help of an in-person assister at AHCT’s enrollment centers in New Britain and New Haven, and  various partner locations across the state. A full list of in-person assistance locations is available online.

For Preston Library patrons- there is a Community Enrollment Partner (CEP) Site located at:

Norwich
United Family and Community Services

47 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Mon, Tues & Thurs 9:00am – 5:00pm, Wed 9:00am – 6:30pm,
Fri 9:00am – 4:30pm, Sat Closed

 

To view further enrollment centers, click here: CEP Enrollment Partner Sites (CEP)

If you have questions, try the access health CT “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) page .

 View the Open Enrollment BrochureOEBrochure_sb

 

To go to the access health CT website, click here:

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