Children’s Programs:



Drop-in Storytime

Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Share books, crafts, songs, rhymes, and movement.
For children Birth-5 years old

Emphasis on school readiness.

NEW!  Thursday 10 a.m. -11 a.m. Lap Baby and Toddler group for birth to 2 years old.
Starts September 6th

You do *not* need to be a Preston resident to bring your child to Story Time!!


Come in and visit our new
gerbil friends!
Watch them play!

Melody and Harmony- which one do you think is which?



  Adult Programs:

Upcoming Programs:

The Friends of the Preston Public Library

will host poet and Preston resident,

Margaret Gibson

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Community Room

Preston Public Library

 She will discuss her new book


Not Hearing the Wood Thrush:  Poems


“At once plainspoken and profoundly inventive, these poems have a quality of attention that is riveting. Gibson’s courage to look without preconception, and to resist straining after philosophical or poetic conclusions, makes her piercing awareness possible. ‘Not-knowing,’ said Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki, ‘is most intimate.’ Again and again, Gibson illuminates human sentience with subtle and surprising force. This is an important book, whose spare, vivid language rises out of the babel of contemporary American poetry like a star.”—Chase Twichell


Margaret Gibson is the author of twelve collections of poems and one prose memoir. A native of Virginia, now a resident of Preston, Connecticut, she has received numerous honors, including the Lamont Selection, Connecticut Book Award, and Melville Kane Award. Her collection The Vigil was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry. 


 The Friends of the Preston Public Library

 & Preston Historical Society


Tom Callinan performing

American History in Song


Tom’s performance is part of Tellabration:  A Celebration of the Oral Tradition.  It is a mammoth storytelling event and is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London.

Saturday,  November 3rd at 1:00 p.m.

Long Society Meetinghouse

 45 Long Society Road, Preston

A Free program for all ages

For more information call 860-887-5828.

Tom was designated Connecticut’s first “Official State Troubadour” through legislation by the General Assembly in 1991.  Some say he has written more songs about Connecticut than anyone in history!  For Tellabration, Tom’s performance will include songs from American history from Colonial times up to the present day.  Some of the songs are traditional and some are original compositions written in the style of the period they are about.  They reveal little known facts and stories of the contributions of many ordinary people and are delivered in an entertaining way to capture the interest of all ages.


A full listing of Tellabration sites in Connecticut with dates and times can be found by logging onto or by calling The Connecticut Storytelling Center at 860-439-2764.