Children’s Programs:



Drop-in Storytime – Yes! We do have Story Time all Summer!

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.

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


Come in and help us welcome our new gerbil friends!
Chocolate and Vanilla!

They are excited to meet you! -And to chew any kind of cardboard possible!



  Adult Programs:

Upcoming Programs:

Friends of the Preston Public Library &
Preston Historical Society

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

Tom Callinan will perform.  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 Connecticut’s 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.  Locally of interest, he will perform some of his original material about his hometown of Norwich, CT and the surrounding area.

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.


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


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

 Evelyn Cournoyer is a harp player from Preston, Connecticut. She plays mainly Scottish and Irish music (& will play a few Holiday favorites), and is the 2017 National Scottish Harp Champion of America. She also enjoys writing music, and in 2014 won the Clarsach Society’s Young Composer Award. She received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She offers harp lessons and music for events in the eastern Connecticut area. 

Please join us for this delightful, musical treat.