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, Oct 8th through Monday, the Oct 10th –Closed
Reopen Tuesday, Oct 11th

Friday, Nov 11th – Closed
Reopen Saturday, Nov 12th

Close at 1pm Nov 23rd
Friday, Nov 24th through Sunday, Nov 27th– Closed
Reopen Monday, Nov 28th

Close at 1pm Dec 23rd
Saturday, Dec 24th through Monday, Dec 26th-Closed
Reopen Tuesday, Dec 27th

Friday, Jan 2nd, 2017 -Closed
Reopen Saturday, Jan 3rd

Saturday, Jan 14th through Monday, Jan 16th, 2017 -Closed
Reopen Tuesday, Jan 17th

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.



The Library Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for a vacancy on its board.

The Library Board of Trustees consists of nine (9) 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.


 Adult Program:

Are You Prepared For Your Funeral? 


Please join us for this necessary, but sometimes not-so-easy to talk about, one hour program with guest speaker James Morin, an experienced and licensed funeral director and retired Connecticut State Police Sergeant.  James has degrees in Criminal Justice and Mortuary Science and will be presenting “Key Issues To Think About”, in preparing for your funeral.  The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Preston Public Library, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4:00 pm at the Preston Public Library, 389 Route 2, Preston.  Registration is required. Please register at the front desk of the library or call the library to register (860) 886-1010 by Monday, October 24, 2016. 

Upcoming Programs:

Hitting the Pavement with Max Zachem, Nov 8, 2016, 6 pm   at the Poquetanuck Firehouse

Reflections on the Harp, Featuring Preston’s Own Harp Soloist Evelyn Cournoyer Nov 26, 2016   1pm, Preston Library Meeting Room

Mile Markers to Consider, with Rhona Heyl,  April 18, 2017   6:30pm   Preston Library Meeting Room

To read more about upcoming programs – please click here.

 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, Oct. 14th   – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15th  – “Fill-a-Bag” for $3.00

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


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.

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.

The FOL thank you for your donations of books, CDs and DVDs throughout the year. Due to storage limitations at this time, we will be unable to accept donations from December 1st, 2016 until March 15th, 2017.  Please hold onto your well loved/ good condition books until then.


 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.)


 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!


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. 

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
(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 2016 open enrollment cycle began November 1st 2015  and continued through January 21st, 2016.  (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 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:

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:



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