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, Feb 17th through Monday, Feb 19thClosed
Reopen Tuesday, Feb 20th
Friday, March 30th through Sunday, April 1st Closed
Reopen Monday, April 2nd
Saturday, May 26th through Monday, May 28thClosed
Reopen Tuesday, May 29th

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 WFSB (Channel 3) TV and the
WFSB website. Click here to check.


Adult Program:

Upcoming Programs:

Presented by the Friends of the Preston Public Library:








Date:  March 20, 2018 6:30 pm

 Location: Preston Public Library
389 Route 2,
           Preston, CT 06365      

Information:   Please call for a reservation to this evening
program at 860-886-1010.
Limited Seating available

Please click here to learn more about this fascinating program! 



The Library Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for 2 (two) vacancies on its board.

The Library Board of Trustees consists of seven (7) 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.


FLU Season is here!
We have provided some information below so you can inform yourself,
a link to locate Flu vaccinations locally, as well as a link to the most
up-to-date recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control
in regard to Prevention and Control of Influenza.

The flu season gets off to an early start — and may shift into high gear around the holidays

HealthMap Vaccine Finder

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines, 2017-18


The Preston Public Library is a collection point for
“Box Tops for Education”

Box Tops 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 in. 


The Preston Library is now a collection point for ColorCycle!

If you have questions about the Crayola ColorCycle marker recycling program, click here!





 The collection of books, DVDs, CDs, audio books

 and other items for the Friends of the Library Book Sale will temporarily be suspended from

 December 4, 2017 until March 5, 2018

 Thank you for your contributions which help raise funds to support various activities and programs

 for adults and children throughout the year. 

Interested in becoming a Friend?

Visit PPL website – www.prestonlibrary.org for details.



 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!


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 2018 open enrollment cycle began November 1st 2017  and continued through December 22nd, 2017.  (Enrollment is currently CLOSED.)
You may still enroll if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Visit Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/Special to learn more or call 1-855-805-4325

Consumers can enroll online at www.accesshealthct.com,  by phone at 1-(855)909-2428, with the help of an in-person Enrollment Specialist 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:

Thames Valley Council for Community Action
401 West Thames Street, Unit 201, UNCAS on Thames Campus, Norwich, CT 06360
Monday through Friday  9:00am – 4:00pm,
Saturday and Sunday 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:



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