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.


The Preston Public Library will be Closed

 the following dates, so you can plan ahead


Closed Saturday, August the 30th through Monday September the 1st. 

Reopen Tuesday, the 2nd of September at 9 am.

Closed Saturday, October the 11th through Monday the 13th. 

Reopen Tuesday, the 14 of October 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 Library – Upcoming Events

FoL Book Sale


Friends of the Library Book Sale


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


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.




Follow the Trail!

The Connecticut Authors Trail (CAT) will soon be back!

The Friends of the Preston Public Library will be hosting author Thurman P. Banks, Jr. as part of the

6th annual Connecticut Authors Trail Program. 

The program will be presented on Thursday, July 24th at 6:30 pm in the Preston Library meeting room. 

Click here for more information! (Scroll down to “Adult Programs area”)



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!






Make a lasting contribution to the Library at the Leave A Legacy Connecticut website

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