Welcome

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.

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LIBRARY HOURS-

M   10am -2pm
T    10am – 5pm
W  10am – 7pm 
Th 10am – 7pm 

F    10am – 5pm
S    10am – 2pm
Closed Sundays, Holidays and all long weekends

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Holiday Hours & Closures:
Wednesday, Nov 27th Close at 1 pm
Thursday,  Nov 28th– Monday, Dec 1st
Closed

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Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Preston Public Library is seeking an experienced, dynamic, community-oriented leader for the full-time position of Library Director. Candidates must be well-informed and experienced with current and emerging library trends and technologies, as well as current best practices in public library services. The mission of the Preston Public Library is to serve the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of all members of the Preston community by providing access to professional staff, modern facility, and quality materials, programs, and services.

The Library Director is responsible for leading the daily operations of the Library. The Library Director helps develop Library policies, creates, implements and monitors services, develops and manages the budget, creates and builds community relationships, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the building and grounds, and stays informed of developments in library management and technology. The Library Director will report to and work closely with the Library Board of Trustees on developing and implementing the Library’s Strategic Plan.

Our ideal candidate will possess: A master’s or bachelor’s degree in Library Science. A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others. Organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.  Experience with computers, technology, social media, budgeting and bookkeeping, circulation systems, software and applications as needed. Experience with researching and pursuing grants to fund programs and services. Ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations and professional associations. Ability to supervise and train library staff, to coordinate workloads and to work with the Library Board of Trustees.

Please email prestonlibraryboard@gmail.com with any questions or for a full job description.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé and 2 current letters of recommendation by November 30, 2019 to the Library Board of Trustees at prestonlibraryboard@gmail.com or email to arrange an alternative submission method.  EOE

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BOOK SALE

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

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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 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! 

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PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OPENINGS 

The Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking interested
individuals of the community to join its Board. 

The Library Board of Trustees is charged with establishing library policies, overseeing the expenditure of funds and the overall operation management of the library.

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the library.

Interested individuals are requested to send a letter of interest to  Board Trustees at prestonlibraryboard@gmail.com.

Candidates will be contacted for an interview prior to selection by the Board.

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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!

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 Want to be Facebook Friends?

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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!

 

 

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Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

AHCT_Primary_W_Descriptor_1L_Logo 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 2020 open enrollment cycle begins November 1st 2019  and continues through December 15th, 2019  (Enrollment is currently OPEN.) When enrollment is 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  AccessHealthCT

If you need immediate help, please contact the Call Center at: 1-855-805-4325. Individuals with a hearing disability, please call the TTY line at: 1-855-789-2428. 

 

 

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