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, Nov 10th through Monday, Nov 12th— Closed
Reopen- Tuesday, Nov 13th at 9 a.m.



NEW! Thursdays
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Lap Baby and Toddler group for birth to 2 years old.
Starts September 6th

Drop-in Storytime

Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Share books, crafts, songs, rhymes, and movement.
For children Birth-5 years old

Emphasis on school readiness.


The Friends of the Preston Public Library

will host poet and Preston resident,

Margaret Gibson

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Community Room

Preston Public Library

 She will discuss her new book


Not Hearing the Wood Thrush:  Poems

Click here for more information!


 The Friends of the Preston Public Library

 & Preston Historical Society


Tom Callinan performing

American History in Song


Tom’s performance is part of Tellabration:  A Celebration of the Oral Tradition.  It is a mammoth storytelling event and is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London.

Saturday,  November 3rd at 1:00 p.m.

Long Society Meetinghouse

 45 Long Society Road, Preston

A Free program for all ages

For more information call 860-887-5828.

Click here for more information!


FOL Book Sale April 2019!

On going sale in the library entry way.

Our donation bin will be closed from December 7th, 2018 through March 18th, 2019


New E-Book Service!!

No library card or account is required and all books are free to download and keep.

The Connecticut State Library is participating in the Digital Public Library’s (DPLA) “Open Bookshelf” project. If you would like to try this service, download the “SimplyE” app from either iOS or Google Play store (it is free.) Once you have downloaded it, it will offer multiple “Libraries” to choose from. You want to choose “Digital Public Library of America.”

From there, you may browse the large collection of e-books! 



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.


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!



 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:



Make a lasting contribution to the Library at the Leave A Legacy Connecticut website  

where the pages and pictures come to life
This post does not allow comments