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 Friday, April the 18th, through Sunday the 20th.
Reopen Monday, the 21st of April 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
Due to weather, the talk originally scheduled for Tues., Feb. 18th at 2P has been RESCHEDULED to WED MAR 5th at 2 PM. At this talk, author and former Connecticut Congressman, Robert Steele will discuss his book, The Curse: Big Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town at the Preston Public Library. Copies of the book will be available at the library to read prior to the discussion. Limited Seating; call the library to register; 860 886-1010.
Sat., Mar. 8th at 10A – 3p at the Poquetanuck Firehouse Rt. 2A, Ken Guarneri, a Preston artist, and members of the Central Connecticut Woodturning Club, will present a hands-on woodturning demonstration. Participants 10 years and older will have an opportunity to turn their own pen. Please call the library to register; 860 886-1010. (EVENT NOT AT THE PRESTON LIBRARY)
Thu., Mar. 20, 7 -8:30P in the Preston Public Library meeting room, Eric Covino, charter boat captain, will present a program on fresh water fishing techniques for bass and pike. He will bring lures and talk about locations and new state regulations for fresh water fishing. Limited seating; call the library to register; 860 886-1010.
Affordable Care Act (Effective October 1, 2013)
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!
Friends of the Library Book Sale
The Friends have a small selection of hardcover and paperbacks for sale in the entryway at low prices for you to browse through; all sales go to Friends of the Library funds to benefit the library and its patrons. The book donation drop will be closed from January through March, due to storage/weather concerns. Please hold onto your well loved/ good condition books until then.
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.
Make a lasting contribution to the Library at the Leave A Legacy Connecticut website