Summer Reading 2018

Illustration of Summer Reading: 'Reading Takes You Everywhere' with a child looking through a telescope looking at a constellation of an angler fish.

Sign-up Starts June 1 through August 15

Two Ways to Sign Up

1. Sign up and log your books online.

2. Visit any location and our friendly staff will help you. For all valid District cardholders.

Reading Requirements

  • Birth – Grade 2: Read 30 Books/Items

  • Grades 3 – 6:  Read 10 Books/Items

  • Grades 7 – 12: Read 5 Books/Items

  • Adults: Read 5 Books/Items

 

What counts as Reading? ANYTHING!

  • Books (including audiobooks), Newspapers, Magazines, eBooks, online articles, and more.

Come in to Win!

Photo Showing Summer Reading Prizes including LEGO, Plush Dragon, and Bookmarks.

Sign up between June 1 and August 15 to get a scratch-off card for a chance to win a free prize of your choice—while supplies last. And, use your scratch-off card for amazing freebies and discounts around town—generously provided by our Summer Reading Program partners!


Choose Your Grand Prize!

Photo of this year's Summer Reading t-shirt and tote bag with graphics of constellations and an angler fish.

After completing the program, receive your choice of a Grand Prize T-Shirt or Tote bag, generously donated by Friends of Palatine Library. Claim your completion prize through Friday, August 31, while supplies last. Note: T-shirt sizes are limited.
 

Kick-off Party Adventures

Saturday, June 2, Noon – 3:00 p.m. Celebrate our Summer Reading Program with an exciting selection of games and activities, including BINGO, and face painting. Stop by the craft station where you can make your own dragon to take home.


Attend for a Chance to Win! 
Come in Saturday, June 2 and drop a ticket in a drawing box for your chance to win a two-pack of day pool passes, donated by the Palatine Park District; or a variety of indoor and outdoor activity passes donated by the Hoffman Estates Park District; or an amazing Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria gift basket. You must be registered for the Summer Reading Program and be present at the Kick-off Party to enter. Winners notified by June 7.
 

Thanks, Summer Reading Program Partners!

This year’s program is super stellar. Arlington Lanes, Arlington Heights; Buona Beef, Rolling Meadows; Café Fourteen, Palatine; California Pizza Kitchen, Deer Park; Culver’s, Palatine; Friends of Palatine Library; Hoffman Estates Park District; JP Wood Martial Arts America, Palatine; Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Palatine; Palatine Park District; Papa John’s Pizza, Palatine; Photos, Palatine; Sarpino’s Pizzeria, Palatine.
Logos of Arlington Lanes, Arlington Heights; Buona Beef, Rolling Meadows; Café Fourteen, Palatine; California Pizza Kitchen, Deer Park; Culver’s, Palatine; Friends of Palatine Library; Hoffman Estates Park District; JP Wood Martial Arts America, Palatine; Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Palatine; Palatine Park District; Papa John’s Pizza, Palatine; Photos, Palatine; and Sarpino’s Pizzeria, Palatine.