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:

 Friday, April 3rd through Sunday the 5thClosed

Reopen Monday, the 6th of April at 9 am

Saturday, May 23rd through Monday the 25thClosed

Reopen Tuesday, the 26th of May 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.

We post our closures and delays to the

WFSB website. Click here to check.


Tax Season

Due to a recent change in IRS policy, the library will be unable to provide tax booklets as we have in the past.  Those wishing to read the IRS policy statement may follow the link provided here. You can click on the following link to read the IRS provided PDF with many different options- Use the Web for Tax Products and Information.  Or call 1-800-829-3676 for Tax Forms and Publications or, go to http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs  and select “Order Forms & Pubs.” to order Forms and Publications to be sent to your home. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


The Town of Preston has recently introduced the “ProAct Discount Prescription Card” which is estimated to save 20% on brand name drugs and up to 70% on generic prescription medications. This card is free for citizens of the Town of Preston and can be used if your health plan does not cover medications, for medications not covered by your current health plan, and/or for veterinary prescriptions for your pet. Please click here to go to the Town of Preston website for further details, including a brochure explaining this free benefit.


 Friends of the Preston Public Library- Information


The Friends of the Preston Public Library and

the Preston Historical Society

invite you to:

“The Life and Legacy of Prudence Crandall”

with Kazimiera Kozlowski, Museum Curator,

The Prudence Crandall Museum:
Prudence Crandall

March 26, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Preston Veterans Memorial School
325 Shetucket Turnpike (RTE 165)
Preston, Connecticut


Come join us for a program about the remarkable life of Prudence Crandall, educator and abolitionist, who defied social convention by establishing the first academy in New England for African-American young women. The presentation will include the video “To All On Equal Terms:  The Life and Legacy of Prudence Crandall.”

 For more information on this upcoming Preston Library 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!


    FoL Book Sale  

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.  

Regarding Donations, please note:    The library is currently unable to accept donations due to lack of storage space. Thank you for your co-operation. 


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.


Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

(aka “Obamacare”)


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.  (Enrollment is currently Closed.) 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 BrochureOEBrochure_sb


To go to the access health CT website, click here:


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