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:


Saturday, July 2nd through Monday, the 4th--Closed

Reopen, Tuesday, July the 5th 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 the
WFSB website. Click here to check.



Guess what!
It’s Summer Reading time again!
Ms. Jayne has a fun schedule of events to entertain and amaze…
and, of course, we have many books, (new and some classics!) to keep you from being bored.
We also have lots of new *audio-books* for you to come try out!
Our schedule isn’t complete yet, but keep checking our site for updates.  
Click here to see the current schedule of events!
Boy OnSnakeReading


 The Connecticut Authors Trail is coming!

2016 Connecticut AuthorsTrail

The Connecticut Authors Trail (CAT) is a series of  programs highlighting authors who live in or are associated with Connecticut.  

The program begins in Franklin at the Janet Carlson Calvert Library on July 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The series ends on September 15, 2016 at the Mohegan Sun, local authors will showcase their books and share their stories.

Passports are available free at participating libraries throughout the summer as a guide to the author events. If you miss an event during the summer, you are invited to meet many of the authors from the Trail at the Finale’. The doors to The Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre open at 6:15 pm.

Have your passport stamped at each author event for a chance to qualify for a special prize at the finale. Drawing to be held at 6:45 pm. Then stay and join us for a fun-filled evening with our featured speaker starting at 7:00 pm.

To read about the program scheduled at the Preston Public Library on August 23rd, click here!

To visit the Connecticut Authors Trail Facebook page, click here.

To visit the Connecticut Authors Trail Website, click here.



Dear Friends of the Preston Public Library members,

The nominating committee for the Executive Board for the Friends of the Preston Public Library (2016-2017) is currently seeking members to take over the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the organization.   The current members have worked for many years and their service is very much appreciated.   There are only 4 (four) Friends’ meetings per year.  There would be back ups and training for those hesitant in filling these positions.  Please contact the following individuals to learn more and to lend your support.  If you are interested, we don’t have much time left, so please contact us soon.  We would love to hear from you.


Kind Regards,

The Nominating Committee:

Linda Christiansen
       Email:  LindaCh5@comcast.net
       (860) 887-5828  home

Marie Perrin
       Email:  mmperrin@comcast.net
       (860) 334-2026  cell

Mary Jo Nugent
       Email:  saintnuge@aol.com
       (860) 398-0721  home

 Adult Program:


To read about upcoming programs – please click here.


 FoL Book Sale  

Friends of the Library 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 our entryway area.  Donations of gently used books will be accepted until weather makes it impossible to store them; ask at the circulation desk if the library is open or 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.)


 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:


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!


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. 

The Town of Preston has recently introduced the “ProAct Discount Prescription Card” which is estimated to save 20% on brand name drugs and up to 70% on generic prescription medications. This card is free for citizens of the Town of Preston and can be used if your health plan does not cover medications, for medications not covered by your current health plan, and/or for veterinary prescriptions for your pet. Please click here to go to the Town of Preston website for further details, including a brochure explaining this free benefit.


Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment
(aka “Obamacare”)

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 2016 open enrollment cycle began November 1st 2015  and continued through January 21st, 2016.  (Enrollment is currently Closed.) Consumers can enroll online at www.accesshealthct.com, by phone at 1-(855)805-4325, and with  the help of an in-person assister 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:

United Family and Community Services
47 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Mon, Tues & Thurs 9:00am – 5:00pm, Wed 9:00am – 6:30pm,
Fri 9:00am – 4:30pm, Sat 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 .

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



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