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. 

Holiday Hours & Closures:

Saturday, Sept 5th through Monday the 7th –Closed

Reopen Tuesday the 8th of Sept at 9 am

Saturday, Oct 10th through Monday the 12th –Closed

Reopen Tuesday the 13th of Oct at 9 am 

Wednesday, Nov 11th–Closed

Reopen Thursday, the 12th of Nov at 9 am 

Thursday, Nov 26th through Sunday the 29th –Closed

Reopen Monday the 30th of Nov at 9 am 

 

Seasonal Weather-Link to WFSB School Closings Page

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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Follow the trail!

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It’s time for the Connecticut Authors Trail!

The 7th Annual Connecticut Authors Trail (CAT) will have it’s kick-off event on July 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm at the Janet Carlson Calvert Library in Franklin, CT.   A schedule of all events is available by clicking here: Connecticut Authors Trail (CAT)

The finale event will be held on September 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre.

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 themed basket. 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.

The Friends of the Preston Public Library are pleased to present,
as part of the Connecticut Authors Trail,
Jedah Mayberry
Author of The Unheralded King of Preston Plains Middle
at the Preston Public Library Meeting Room,
Thursday August 27th, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

For more information on this program, click here:
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FALL PROGRAMS PLANNED!Gardening

Three upcoming gardening programs given by Tracy Burrell, Master Gardener. 

Attend any or all of them to improve your gardening skills.

Thurs., September 3, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Preston Public Library Meeting Room, Gardening to Attract Birds & Butterflies
For more information on this program, click here:

Thurs., September 17, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Preston Public Library Meeting Room, Pruning Basics – Tools, Techniques & Tips
For more information on this program, click here:

Thurs., Oct. 1, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Preston Public Library Meeting Room, Composting & Amending Your Soil – Steps to Take Now for a Beautiful Garden Next Spring
For more information on this program, click here:

Genealogy/Ancestry Workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. “Finding your Roots… in Preston and Beyond: A beginners guide to genealogy”
For more information on this program, click here:
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FoL Book Sale  

Friends of the Library
Book Sale in October!

The Friends of the Preston Library’s semi-annual booksale will again take place at the:

Poquetanuck Firehouse,
87 Route 2A, Preston, CT 06365
 (click above to get Directions using Google Maps)

The sale dates are:
Friday, October 16 from 9:00 am-7:00 pm,
and Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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There are thousands of gently used books in all types of genres including romance, cookbooks, and children’s books.
We also have a good selection of audio and video media.

Saturday’s sale will feature a special where you will be able to fill a bag for $3!

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”

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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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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 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:

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:

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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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