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:
Close at 1 pm Wednesday, Nov 22nd
Thursday, Nov 23rd through Sunday, Nov 26thClosed
Reopen Monday, Nov 27th at 9 am
Sunday, Dec 24th through Tuesday, Dec 26thClosed
Reopen Wednesday, Dec 27th at 9 am
Sunday, 31st Dec through Monday, Jan 1st, 2018 – Closed
Reopen Tuesday, Jan 2nd 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.
We post our closures and delays to WFSB (Channel 3) TV and the
WFSB website. Click here to check.

 

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PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OPEN POSITION 

The Library Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for 2 (two) vacancies on its board.

The Library Board of Trustees consists of seven (7) 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.

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Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment
(aka “Obamacare”)

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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 2018 open enrollment cycle begins November 1st 2017  and continues through December 22nd, 2017.  (Enrollment is currently OPEN.) Consumers can enroll online at www.accesshealthct.com,  by phone at 1-(855)909-2428, 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.

For Preston Library patrons- there is a Community Enrollment Partner (CEP) Site located at:

Norwich
Thames Valley Council for Community Action
401 West Thames Street, Unit 201, UNCAS on Thames Campus, Norwich, CT 06360
Monday through Friday  9:00am – 4:00pm,
Saturday and Sunday 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 .

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View the Open Enrollment Brochure
 To go to the access health CT website, click here:

AccessHealthCT

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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. 

NEW!!

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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Adult Program:

Upcoming Programs:

Friends of the Preston Public Library &
Preston Historical Society
Present

Tellabration!  A Celebration of the Oral Tradition

Tellabration is a mammoth storytelling event – and that’s no Tall Tale! It’s a storytelling phenomenon, made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling.  It is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London.

Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 p.m.

Saint James Episcopal Church, Route 2A, Preston  

A Free program

Registration Required – Call Preston Library 860.886.1010 by Tues, Nov 14th

To read more details about this upcoming program – please click here.

 

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“The Friends of the Preston Public Library” Cordially Invite You To:

 “REFLECTIONS ON THE HARP”

A Winter Wonderland Musical Performance

Saturday, December 9, 2017

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Preston Public Library
389 CT Route 2,
Preston, CT

Registration Required  (Seating Limited)

Please call Preston Library at (860) 886-1010 by Fri, Dec 8th

To read more details about this upcoming program – please click here.


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 FoL Book Sale  

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

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.  Donations of gently used books will be accepted all summer. Please place books to be donated in the tan bin next to the library main door, outside the library.  

 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.)

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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:

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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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