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:

Tuesday, November 11thVeteran’s DayClosed

Reopen Tuesday, the 12th of November at 9 am

Wednesday, November 26th Close at 1 pm

Thursday, Nov 27th -–Sunday,  Nov 30thClosed

Reopen Monday, the 1st of December at 9 am

Wednesday, Dec 24th –Sunday, Dec 28thClosed

Reopen Monday, the 29th of December at 9 am

Wednesday, December 31st Close at 1 pm

Thursday, January 1st New Year’s DayClosed

Reopen Friday, the 2nd of January at 9 am

Monday, January 19thClosed

Reopen Tuesday, the 20th of January at 9 am


For the safety of our staff and patrons, the library

follows the inclement weather policy of the Preston Schools.  

Thank you for your understanding.


Friends of the Preston Public Library – Information


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:



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!

    FoL Book Sale  

October Friends of the Library Book Sale!


  To be held at the Poquetanuck Fire House, 87 Route 2A, Preston

 Wed.  Oct. 22  –  9 am – 3 pm

Thurs. Oct. 23 –  9 am – 6 pm

Fri.  Oct. 24 – 9 am – 6 pm

Sat. Oct. 25 –  9 am – 12 pm


Great prices, huge selection of both hard and paperback fiction and non-fiction books.

 Book donations are always welcome in the container in front of the library and also on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 9-11 at the Poquetanuck Firehouse.


 Keep in mind, the Friends have a small selection of hardcover and paperbacks for sale in the library entryway at low prices for you to browse through. Continue to find excellent deals on inexpensive softly-worn books, CDs, Audiobooks and DVDs.  All sale proceeds go to the Friends of the Library funds which are used to benefit the library and its patrons.  The Friends will be accepting your slightly used books in the collection box in front of the library.   Regarding Donations, please note:    We are unable to accept: Textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed books OR any moldy books.  If your books smell bad, please do not bring them to us! Thanks, The Friends Booksale Committee.      

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

Box Tops For Education 

and “Labels for Education”

Labels For Education

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.

Affordable Care Act (Effective October 1, 2013)

(aka “Obamacare”)

Are you are looking for answers as to what the “Affordable Care Act” means to/for you?

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?

Here is a website that answers those questions and provides other pertinent information for Connecticut residents.  For information, please click below for help!




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