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:

Closing Wednesday, Nov 21st at 1:00 PM  
Thursday, Nov 22nd through Sunday, Nov 25th— Closed
Reopen- Monday, Nov 26th at 9 a.m.



NEW! Thursdays
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Lap Baby and Toddler group for birth to 2 years old.
Starts September 6th

Drop-in Storytime

Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Share books, crafts, songs, rhymes, and movement.
For children Birth-5 years old

Emphasis on school readiness.


 The Friends of the Preston Public Library


Images of America:  Norwich State Hospital

Christine Rockledge

Book Signing and Discussion

Preston Library Community Room,
389 Route 2, Preston, CT 
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018  
 at 6:30 P.M.

Please join the Friends of the Preston Library at the library’s community room, 389 Route 2, Preston, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at 6:30 as they host author Christine Rockledge.  Christine began extensively researching Norwich State Hospital in 2009 and allied with the Preston Historical Society in 2011.  She will be discussing her book Images of America:  Norwich State Hospital.  Although NSH closed in 1996, the structure has continued to be one of Connecticut’s most notable historical landmarks, despite its ongoing demolition and redevelopment. Today, Norwich State Hospital is still alive in the timeless, emotional memories employees and family members share of what it was like to work and grow up in a place where employees were not just employees and patients were not just patients; they were family.  This is a free event with light refreshments, signed books available for purchase. Please call the library at 860-886-1010 to register. 


FOL Book Sale April 2019!

On going sale in the library entry way.

Our donation bin will be closed from December 7th, 2018 through March 18th, 2019


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! 



The Library Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for 2 (two) vacancies on its board.

The Library Board of Trustees consists of seven (7) 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.


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!


 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!


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 2019 open enrollment cycle began November 1st 2018  and continues through December 15th, 2018.  (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 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 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 .

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



Make a lasting contribution to the Library at the Leave A Legacy Connecticut website  

where the pages and pictures come to life
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