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:
Close at 1pm Dec 23rd
Saturday, Dec 24th through Monday, Dec 26th-Closed
Reopen Tuesday, Dec 27th
Monday, Jan 2nd, 2017 -Closed
Reopen Tuesday, Jan 3rd
Saturday, Jan 14th through Monday, Jan 16th, 2017 -Closed
Reopen Tuesday, Jan 17th
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.
PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OPEN POSITION
The Library Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for a vacancy on its board.
The Library Board of Trustees consists of nine (9) community members who are charged with establishing library policies, overseeing the expenditure of funds and the overall operation and management of the library.
The Board of Trustees meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the library.
Interested individuals are requested to send a letter of interest with a list of attributes they believe prepares them to serve as a member of the Board to: Ann Legler at email@example.com.
Candidates will be contacted for an interview prior to selection by the Board.
Mile Markers to Consider, with Rhona Heyl, April 18, 2017 6:30pm Preston Library Meeting Room
Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment
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 2017 open enrollment cycle began November 1st 2016 and continues through January 21st, 2017. (Enrollment is currently Open.) Consumers can enroll online at www.accesshealthct.com, by phone at 1-(855)805-4325, 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 an “Assistance Search,” to find an individual who can assist you, click here: Assistance Search Form.
For Preston Library patrons- there is a Community Enrollment Partner (CEP) Site located at:
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 Brochure
To go to the access health CT website, click here:
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Thank you for your support of the Friends of the Library Book sale in October!
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 the library entryway area.
The Friends of the Preston Public Library thank you for your donations of books, CDs and DVDs throughout the year. Due to storage limitations at this time, we will be unable to accept donations from December 21st, 2016 until March 6th, 2017.
Thanks, The Friends of the Library Booksale Committee.
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!
The Preston Public Library is a collection point for
“Box Tops for Education”
and “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.
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.