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, February 14th through Monday the 16th –Closed
Reopen Tuesday, the 17th of February at 9 am
Friday, April 3rd through Sunday the 5th –Closed
Reopen Monday, the 6th of April at 9 am
Saturday, May 23rd through Monday the 25th –Closed
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.
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.
You are invited to
A Very Happy Un-birthday Party!
Saturday, February 21st at 10 am.
Children of all ages are welcome. Registration required.
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.
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 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:
Preston Veterans Memorial School
325 Shetucket Turnpike (RTE 165)
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.”
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.