Children’s Programs:



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

Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.


New!- Tuesdays: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunchtime Storytime- Bring a bagged lunch. Older siblings welcome.
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!

Summer Reading!

Story times for children birth to 4 years old will continue throughout the summer on Tuesday at 10 am and Wednesday at 10 am. Lunchtime story time will be on Tuesday at 11:30 am.

Saturday, June 24th – First day to register for Summer Reading Program.  All ages are eligible

Monday, July 10th at 1 pm – Lego block challenge!  Create some cool things with lego blocks.  For ages 5 and up.

Saturday, July 15th at 10 am – Sciencetellers.  Not too long ago, science and storytelling were accidently mixed.  Here is what happened…tall ships and pirate tales.  For all ages.

Tuesday, July 18th at 3:30 pm – Sparky’s Puppets.  A puppet show about building a better world.

Monday, July 24that 1 pm  – Origami!  We’re going to learn to build some things with paper.  For ages 6 and up.

Thursday, July 27th at 2 pm – Mr. Joe.  A musical program that is educational, entertaining, interactive, and fun!!!   For ages 2 to 6 years.

Monday, July 31st at 1 pm – Harry Potter building challenge!  Science and magic merge.  For ages 6 and up.

Monday, August 7th  at 1 pm – Mr. Magic.  My favorite magician!  Fun for all ages.

Saturday, August 19thLast day of summer reading.

Registration for each program is highly recommended but not required.  You can register at the circulation desk, or by phone at (860)886-1010.


  Adult Programs:

Follow the Trail!

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 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm in Franklin (Town Hall) and ending September 14, 2017 at the Mohegan Sun, local authors will showcase their books and share their stories.

Please join us on the 9th Annual Connecticut Authors Trail.

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. For more information about and/or the schedule of events of the Connecticut Authors Trail, please click here!

The Friends of the Preston Public Library

are proud to host the Preston authors of the novel, Choices.

Where: Preston Public Library
When: August 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm


CHOICES is a story of sisterly devotion and ultimate betrayal; a heartbreaking yet inspiring tale

of courage, faith, and the complex nature of relationships.

-J.L. Harris was born and raised in Southeastern CT. She loves spending time with her husband and two children. When she is not writing, she likes to hike, run, and read. 

-D. Rankin was born and raised in Southeastern CT. She is a dog and horse trainer, who is profoundly proud of her two children, Bethany and Nicholas, and her four grandchildren, Aiden, Sage, Ciaran, and Reilly. She and her husband, Robert, currently reside in Preston, Connecticut.

You can find out more about them at their website at:



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