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:
Wednesday, November 26th Close at 1 pm
Thursday, Nov 27th -–Sunday, Nov 30th– Closed
Reopen Monday, the 1st of December at 9 am
Wednesday, Dec 24th –Sunday, Dec 28th– Closed
Reopen Monday, the 29th of December at 9 am
Wednesday, December 31st Close at 1 pm
Thursday, January 1st New Year’s Day—Closed
Reopen Friday, the 2nd of January at 9 am
Monday, January 19th –Closed
Reopen Tuesday, the 20th of January at 9 am
For the safety of our staff and patrons, the library
follows the inclement weather policy of the Preston Schools.
Thank you for your understanding.
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 2015 open enrollment cycle begins Saturday, November 15 and continues through February 15, 2015. Consumers can enroll online at www.accesshealthct.com, by phone at 1-(855)805-4325, and 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 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 Preston Public Library-
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!
Friends of the Library Book Sale
The Friends have a small selection of hardcover and paperbacks for sale in the library entryway at low prices for you to browse through. Continue to find excellent deals on inexpensive softly-worn books, CDs, Audiobooks and DVDs. All sale proceeds go to the Friends of the Library funds which are used to benefit the library and its patrons. The Friends will be accepting your slightly used books in the collection box in front of the library. Regarding Donations, please note: We are unable to accept: Textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed books OR any moldy books. If your books smell bad, please do not bring them to us! Thanks, The Friends Booksale Committee.
REFLECTIONS ON THE HARP
The “Friends of the Preston Public Library” will present a Winter Wonderland Musical Performance on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Preston Library Meeting Room. The presentation will feature Preston’s own Harp Soloist Evelyn Cournoyer in a performance of musical favorites including selections of Celtic and Holiday music. Please join us for this delightful, musical treat. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served prior to the presentation.
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.