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.

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?

It’s Summer Reading Time! 

Remember, the last day of the Summer Reading program is Saturday, August 18th!
Prize drawings are Monday, August 20th, 2018.
Winners need not be present to win. Staff will notify you!


  Adult Programs:

Upcoming Programs:

It’s that time again!!

The Connecticut Authors Trail turns 10!!

The Connecticut Authors Trail consists of a consortium of Eastern Connecticut Libraries who are constantly amazed at the variety of genres and diverse styles of writing among the authors who live in or are associated with the Nutmeg State. Beginning July 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm in Franklin and ending September 20, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun, local authors will showcase their books and share their stories.

Please join us on the 10th Annual Connecticut Authors Trail. Please click here to go to the the CAT website to read more about it!


Preston Public Library
Connecticut Authors Trail

Nan Rossiter

Summer Dance


As part of the Connecticut Author’s Trail, Nan Rossiter, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, will be speaking at the Preston Public Library, 389 Route 2, Preston on Thursday, August 16  at 6:30 pm.   She will be discussing her book Summer Dance, where she brings together characters from her acclaimed novel Nantucket in a powerful, heartwarming love story that bridges past and present.


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.