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.

Beat the Heat!
Come on in and enjoy air-conditioned comfort!

Read the Newspaper! Enjoy the latest Magazines! Surf the Internet!
Do a Puzzle! Color! Play a game! Play cards!
Watch your kids enjoy our children’s area!

 

Holiday Hours & Closures:

Saturday, September 3rd Monday, September 5th
Reopen, Tuesday, September 6th


Saturday, October 8th –Monday, October 10th
Reopen, Tuesday, October 11th

 

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.

 

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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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SummerReading

Guess what!
It’s Summer Reading time again!
Ms. Jayne has a fun schedule of events to entertain and amaze…
and, of course, we have many books, (new and some classics!) to keep you from being bored.
We also have lots of new *audio-books* for you to come try out!

Click here to see the current schedule of events!
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 The Connecticut Authors Trail is here!

2016 Connecticut AuthorsTrail

The Connecticut Authors Trail (CAT) is a series of  programs highlighting authors who live in or are associated with Connecticut.  

The program begins in Franklin at the Janet Carlson Calvert Library on July 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The series ends on September 15, 2016 at the Mohegan Sun, local authors will showcase their books and share their stories.

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 pm.

To read about the program scheduled at the Preston Public Library on August 23rd, click here!

To visit the Connecticut Authors Trail Facebook page, click here.

To visit the Connecticut Authors Trail Website, click here.

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 Adult Program:

Victorian Tea Party

Kandie Carle portrait

The Friends of the Preston Public Library and the Preston Historical Society will hold a Victorian Tea at:

the Preston City Congregational Church, 321 Route 164, Preston on:

Sunday, Sept. 18. 


While dressing in actual vintage and authentically reproduced undergarments, clothing and accessories,
Kandie Carle, the Victorian Lady, will add humor, history and intriguing anecdotes about fashion, home life and etiquette of men and women during the 1890’s, the Gilded Age. 

Bring your own teacups and saucers, if you’d like.   Tea and goodies will be served at 2:30 pm and the program will begin at 3 pm.  

Adults – $10, Children $5.   Email Linda at LindaCh5@comcast.net for more information.

 

 

To read about upcoming programs – please click here.

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 FoL Book Sale  

Friends of the Library 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.  Donations of gently used books will be accepted until weather makes it impossible to store them; ask at the circulation desk if the library is open or 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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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.

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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 2016 open enrollment cycle began November 1st 2015  and continued through January 21st, 2016.  (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 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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