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 18th through Monday, Feb 20th –Closed
Reopen Tuesday, Feb 21st at 9am
Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 16th– Closed
Reopen Monday, April 17th at 9am
Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th-Closed
Reopen Tuesday, May 30th at 9am


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.



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.



Seed Lending Library
We’re excited to share with you , for the second year, a program in collaboration with the Wheeler Library!

Along with checking out Books, Magazines and other things you’re used to borrowing from us, come in and get some Seeds!

The schedule for the program is listed below. You can also find this schedule at the Wheeler Public Library’s Website!


Wheeler Library,
101 Main Street,
North Stonington, CT 06359  
(Clicking this link will send you to Google maps.)


SPRING 2017 Seed Lending and Gardening IMG_20160302_124410376Program Schedule:

Wednesday, February 22nd at 7pm. – Choosing your crops – A discussion on how to decide what to plant, deciphering seed catalogs, and planning for a year of harvests in the depth of winter. NEW SEEDS will be in stock by today!

Wednesday, March 8th at 7pm Tips on starting seeds indoors, early planting outdoors, and hardening off plants to prepare them for transplanting.

Vegetarian Cooking Class with Gourmet Galley, Wednesday, March 15th.  7pm. More details to come.

Climate Change Open House March 13th-31st during Library hours. Special programs on March 22ndand 29th.

Connecticut’s Trees with DEEP Forester Christopher Martin, Wednesday, March 22nd at 7pm.

Program on Climate Change Communication by Jenn Marlon, Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm.

Wednesday, April 5th at 7pm. Getting outside – how to plan succession plantings, how to know when to transplant, start seeds outdoors, and get working in the soil.


Wheeler Library,
101 Main Street,
North Stonington, CT 06359 Click for Google maps of this address, you can add your address for directions.

Adult Program:

Upcoming Programs:


To read more about upcoming programs – please click here.

 FoL Book Sale  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thank you for your support of the Friends of the Library Book sale in October! 

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 the library entryway area.  

The Friends of the Preston Public Library 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 21st, 2016 until March 6th, 2017. 

 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. 


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 2017 open enrollment cycle began November 1st 2016  and continued through January 31st, 2017.  (Enrollment is currently Closed.) Consumers can enroll online at www.accesshealthct.com,  by phone at 1-(855)805-4325, 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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