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:

Tuesday, November 11thVeteran’s DayClosed

Reopen Tuesday, the 12th of November at 9 am

Wednesday, November 26th Close at 1 pm

Thursday, Nov 27th -–Sunday,  Nov 30thClosed

Reopen Monday, the 1st of December at 9 am

Wednesday, Dec 24th –Sunday, Dec 28thClosed

Reopen Monday, the 29th of December at 9 am

Wednesday, December 31st Close at 1 pm

Thursday, January 1st New Year’s DayClosed

Reopen Friday, the 2nd of January at 9 am

Monday, January 19thClosed

Reopen Tuesday, the 20th of January 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.


Friends of the Preston Public Library – Information


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!

    FoL Book Sale  

October Friends of the Library Book Sale!


  To be held at the Poquetanuck Fire House, 87 Route 2A, Preston

 Wed.  Oct. 22  –  9 am – 3 pm

Thurs. Oct. 23 –  9 am – 6 pm

Fri.  Oct. 24 – 9 am – 6 pm

Sat. Oct. 25 –  9 am – 12 pm


Great prices, huge selection of both hard and paperback fiction and non-fiction books.

 Book donations are always welcome in the container in front of the library and also on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 9-11 at the Poquetanuck Firehouse.


 Keep in mind, 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 will be accepting your slightly used books in the collection box in front of the library.   Regarding Donations, please note:    We are unable to accept: Textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed books OR any moldy books.  If your books smell bad, please do not bring them to us! Thanks, The Friends Booksale Committee.      





“Friends of the Preston Public Library” will present “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” movie, which will be shown on Wed, October 22, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Preston Library Meeting Room.  The movie is the epic tale of a maverick, third-generation farmer John Peterson’s heroic journey of success, tribulation, failure, and rebirth, chronicling America’s shifting agriculture.  Engaging and personal, cultural and ethical issues are entirely accessible in this fun and informational, rich and life-affirming film.  A fascinating history of a family farm and a thought-provoking focus on the food we eat.  An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence.  By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America.  Please join us in watching this awesome, life-affirming documentary and story, which speaks to many cultural and ethical issues.  It is a visual and emotional treat.  Everyone is welcome.  Popcorn and refreshments will be served.






“Friends of the Preston Public Library” will present “Broken Cup” poems by Margaret Gibson on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Preston Library Meeting Room.  Broken Cup was published by Louisiana State University Press on September 8, 2014.  The poems in Broken Cup bring a breath-taking eloquence to what Margaret Gibson describes as “traveling the Way of Alzheimer’s” with her husband, poet David McKain.  Gibson suspended her writing for two years; but then poetry returned, and the creative process became the lightning rod that grounded her and presented a path forward.  The poems in Broken Cup bear witness to how Alzheimer’s erodes memory and cognitive function, but they never forget to see what is present and to ask what may remain of the self.  Moving honest in the acknowledgment of pain, frustration, and grief, the poems uncover, time and time again, the grace of abiding love.  Gibson gives heart as well as voice to an experience that is deeply personal, yet shared by all too many.  Please join us, as Margaret shares her poems with us.  Refreshments will be provided and books may be purchased and signed following Margaret’s readings.





“Friends of the Preston Public Library” will present a “Black Bears in Connecticut” Program on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Preston Library Meeting Room.  The presentation will provide information on black bears found in Connecticut.  It will explore the natural history of black bears and provides information on black bear research by state wildlife biologists.  This program will be presented by Jeanine Dell’Orfano and Halyna Bourne, both Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationists with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (CT DEEP) Wildlife Division.  Come hear all about our growing black bear population, and learn about their behavior and how we can safely coexist with them in our state.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Refreshments will be served prior to the presentation.

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.

Affordable Care Act (Effective October 1, 2013)

(aka “Obamacare”)

Are you are looking for answers as to what the “Affordable Care Act” means to/for you?

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?

Here is a website that answers those questions and provides other pertinent information for Connecticut residents.  For information, please click below for help!




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