Welcome

 

The Preston Public Library Board of Trustees is creating a new strategic plan for the Library.
We need and value your input!
Please click on the link below to complete a quick survey.

Library Survey Link

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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:

Thursday, July 4thClosed
Reopen- Friday, July 5th at 9 a.m.
 

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Upcoming Adult Programs:


Follow the Trail!

It’s time for the
Connecticut Authors Trail!

The 11th Annual Connecticut Authors Trail (CAT) will have it’s kick-off event on July 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Janet Carlson Calvert Library in Franklin, CT  with author Marty Podskoch.  A schedule of all events is available by clicking here: Connecticut Authors Trail (CAT)

The finale event will be held on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre.

Passports are available free at participating libraries throughout the summer as a guide to the author events. If you miss an event during the summer, you are invited to meet many of the authors from the Trail at the Finale. The doors to The Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre open at 6:15 pm. Have your passport stamped at each author event for a chance to qualify for a special prize (to be announced.)  Drawing to be held September 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm. You must have your Passport with you to qualify. Then stay and join us for a fun-filled evening with our featured speaker starting at 7:15 pm.

The Friends of the Preston Public Library are pleased to present,

as part of the Connecticut Authors Trail,

Valerie Dziengiel

Author of Alone in the Darkness

Tuesday August 20th, 2019

at 6:30 pm.

at the

Preston Public Library 

389 Route 2,

Preston, CT
(Click for link to Google Maps of Preston Library location,
enter your address for directions.)

 

For detailed information on this program, click here!

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Children’s Programs:
Coming soon:

Summer Reading!

Check back for more information

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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.

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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 “SimplyE” 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! 

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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 prestonlibraryboard@gmail.com.

Candidates will be contacted for an interview prior to selection by the Board.

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

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!

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 Want to be Facebook Friends?

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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!

 

 

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Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

AHCT_Primary_W_Descriptor_1L_Logo 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 2019 open enrollment cycle began November 1st 2018  and continued through January 15th, 2018  (Enrollment is currently CLOSED.) 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 www.accesshealthct.com,  by phone, with the help of an in-person Enrollment Specialist 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

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.  For Preston Library patrons- there is a In-Person Enrollment Location located at: Groton Groton Senior Center Groton 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT 06340 Monday 9:30am-4:30pm Tuesday 9:30am-4:30pm Wednesday 9:30am-4:30pm Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm Friday 9:30am-4:30pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed To view further enrollment centers, click here: In-Person Enrollment Location If you have questions, try the access health CT “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) page . OEBrochure_sb View the Open Enrollment Brochure  To go to the access health CT website, click here:

AccessHealthCT

 

 

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