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, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th – Closed

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 WFSB (Channel 3) TV and the
WFSB website. Click here to check.

 

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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 prestonlibraryboard@gmail.com.

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

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It’s Summer Reading time!

Looking for your required reading books for local area high schools?  Need to read a book this summer before you go back to Middle School? Want to read some books for your summer required reading *AND* get some books from the library to keep as prizes? 

Well, this is the place for you! We have all your Summer Reading needs all here.  If you’re having trouble finding a book- ask at the desk, and we’ll help you find it!

Want to sign-up for Summer Reading?  Sign-ups begin Saturday, June 24th!

AND Ms. Jayne has come up with a fun schedule of events to participate in, as well, that begin on Monday, July 10th.  If you want to see the entire schedule, please click here! 

If you want to register ahead for one of our events, please do so at the  circulation desk, or call (860)886-1010.

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Adult Program:

Upcoming Programs:

Follow the Trail!

The Connecticut Authors Trail consists of a consortium of Eastern Connecticut Libraries who are constantly amazed at the variety of genres and diverse styles of writing among the authors who live in or are associated with the Nutmeg State. Beginning July 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm in Franklin (Town Hall) and ending September 14, 2017 at the Mohegan Sun, local authors will showcase their books and share their stories.

Please join us on the 9th Annual Connecticut Authors Trail.

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 at the finale. Drawing to be held at 6:45 pm. Then stay and join us for a fun-filled evening with our featured speaker starting at 7:00. For more information about and/or the schedule of events of the Connecticut Authors Trail, please click here!

 

The Friends of the Preston Public Library

are proud to host the Preston authors of the novel, Choices.


Where: Preston Public Library
When: August 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

 

CHOICES is a story of sisterly devotion and ultimate betrayal; a heartbreaking yet inspiring tale
of courage, faith, and the complex nature of relationships.

 

To read more details about this upcoming program – please click here.


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 FoL 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 the library entryway area.  Donations of gently used books will be accepted all summer. Please 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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 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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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. 

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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 2017 open enrollment cycle began November 1st 2016  and continued through January 31st, 2017.  (Enrollment is currently Closed.) 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:

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 .

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View the Open Enrollment Brochure
 To go to the access health CT website, click here:

AccessHealthCT

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