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.

Holiday Hours & Closures:


Friday, Apr 19th through Sunday, April 21stClosed
Reopen- Monday, Apr 22nd at 9 a.m.
Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27thClosed
Reopen- Tuesday, May 28th at 9 a.m. 

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storytime1     Drop-in Storytime

Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Share books, crafts, songs, rhymes, movement and socialization.
For children Birth-5 years old
Thursdays
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Lap Baby and Toddler group for birth to 2 years old.
Share books, songs, rhymes, movement and socialization.
You do *not* need to be a Preston resident to bring your child to Story Time!!
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Upcoming Adult Programs:

Ribbon Bow-Making Class

Sponsored by
The Friends of the Preston Public Library

 Tuesday,
March 26, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Community Room
Preston Public Library

 

Limited Seating
Please Register Soon

For more information, please click here!
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BOOK SALE
Friends of the Preston Public Library Book Sale

Thursday, April 11th – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 12th – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 13th – “Fill-a-Bag” for $5.00

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Poquetanuck Fire Department, Route 2A, Preston

The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale is fast approaching and we’d like your help!   We are currently accepting your slightly used books and video media (no VHS tapes, please) in the collection box in front of the Preston Public Library.   If you have a large donation, please call 860-887-5828.   MARK THE DATE  –  The Book Sale will run on Thursday, April 11 from 9:00 am – 5 pm, Friday, April 12,  from 9:00 am – 5: 00 pm, and Saturday April 13  from 9:00 am -1:00 pm and will be held at the Poquetanuck Firehouse, 87 Route 2A, Preston.  As in the past, we will have a large number and variety of books and video media.  Saturday’s sale will feature a special where you will be able to fill a bag for $5.   See you there!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Preston Public Library

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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 “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! 

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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.

The Board of Trustees meets 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  Ann Legler 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?

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: Facebook-icon 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 2019 open enrollment cycle began November 1st 2018  and continued through January 15th, 2018  (Enrollment is currently CLOSED.) 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 www.accesshealthct.com,  by phone, 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

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.  For Preston Library patrons- there is a In-Person Enrollment Location located at: Groton Groton Senior Center Groton 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT 06340 Monday 9:30am-4:30pm Tuesday 9:30am-4:30pm Wednesday 9:30am-4:30pm Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm Friday 9:30am-4:30pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed To view further enrollment centers, click here: In-Person Enrollment Location If you have questions, try the access health CT “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) page . OEBrochure_sb View the Open Enrollment Brochure  To go to the access health CT website, click here:

AccessHealthCT

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