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.
Do you or a loved one need Energy Assistance this winter? We have two representatives from TVCCA coming in to Preston Public Library at 2pm on Friday, February 7th, 2020. Please join us and listen to what the program can do for you. You will find out what you need to become eligible and be able to set up an appointment for completing your assistance. If we have 10 or more appointments booked – you can return HERE to the library. If we have less than 10, your appointment will be booked for the Norwich office located at 401 W. Thames St.
Winter Library Hours-
Beginning Monday, December 2, 2019
Monday 10 AM – 2 PM
Tuesday 10 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 4 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 7 PM
Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
Holiday Hours & Closures:
Saturday, January 18th to Monday, January 20th – CLOSED
Reopen- Tuesday, January 21st at 10 am
Monday, February 17th– Closed
Friday, Apr 10th– Closed
Monday, May 25th– Closed
Thank you for your support of the Friends of the Library Book sale! 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.
New E-Book Service!!
No library card or account is required and all books are free to download and keep.
The Connecticut State Library is participating in the Digital Public Library’s (DPLA) “Open Bookshelf” project. If you would like to try this service, download the app from either iOS or Google Play store (it is free.) Once you have downloaded it, it will offer multiple “Libraries” to choose from. You want to choose “Digital Public Library of America.”
From there, you may browse the large collection of e-books!
PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OPENINGS
The Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking interested
individuals of the community to join its Board.
The Library Board of Trustees is charged with establishing library policies, overseeing the expenditure of funds and the overall operation management of the library.
Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the library.
Interested individuals are requested to send a letter of interest to Board Trustees at email@example.com.
Candidates will be contacted for an interview prior to selection by the Board.
The Preston Public Library is a collection point for “Box Tops 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 in.
The Preston Library is now a collection point for ColorCycle!
If you have questions about the Crayola ColorCycle marker recycling program, click here!
Want to be Facebook Friends?
The Preston Public Library and the Friends of the Preston Public Library can now be found on Facebook!
Join us at the Library’s Facebook page to be kept up to date on events, as well as weather closures, and other announcements.
Come friend the Friends of the Preston Public Library’s Facebook page to keep up to date on Friends’ happenings and planned events, as well as to enjoy photos from past events! If you are interested in joining our active group of “Friends”, click here to go to their page to get an application form! We’d love to have you!
ACCESS Health has extended enrollment
through Jan 15th, 2020.
Enrollment fairs are scheduled throughout CT, (click to see schedule)
Visit a local fair in New London!
Saturday Jan 11th, 10am-1pm (Click for details)
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 2020 open enrollment cycle begins November 1st 2019 and continues through December 15th, 2019. (Enrollment is currently OPEN.) When enrollment is closed, you may still enroll if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Visit Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/Special to learn more or call 1-855-805-4325
Consumers can enroll online at AccessHealthCT
If you need immediate help, please contact the Call Center at: 1-855-805-4325. Individuals with a hearing disability, please call the TTY line at: 1-855-789-2428.