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All Library Facilities CLOSED Sunday, April 20 for Easter

All Library facilities will be closed Sunday, April 20, for the Easter holiday. The Library will resume regular hours on Monday, April 21.  Additional information: Library Locations and Hours Library Closings


Director Announces Retirement

Susan Strunk, Director of the Palatine Public Library District, has announced that she will be retiring in August. Strunk, who has been at the Library since July 2007, is wrapping up a 26-year career in libraries. Before joining the Palatine Library she was on staff at Illinois public libraries in...


Teen Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

One of our Teen Advisory Board members recently read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by first-time author Leslye Walton. Here is Sean's review of this new book:  The Lavenders aren't your typical everyday family. Viviane is a single mother with two children, Ava and...


March Madness: Ultimate Winner

Final Battle: Harry Wins! In last week's final March Madness battle between heroes and villains, Harry Potter faced Sauron in the ultimate showdown. Harry Potter, nimble on his trusty Nimbus 2000 broomstick, quickly defeated Sauron's dreadful presence and stare. Afterwards, Harry was spotted...


Art in April

This month, our 20-ft. gallery-west wall features a variety of creative and bright artwork from Monart Drawing Studio students, ages 5 – 16 years old. Our 24-ft. gallery-south wall features the large, abstract acrylic paintings of James Willney. Come to the second floor to enjoy all of these pieces...


March Madness Challenge: Week 4 Winner

Congratulations to our Week 4 winner, Sohail K.! He wins a paperback book of his choice.  To recap this week's Final Four battles, Harry Potter easily defeated Percy Jackson in a not-so-surprising victory. (Granted, Percy is a worthy and formidable opponent, but his Quidditch game could use...