Winter Reading Challenge: December 26 - January 31

Winter Reading Challenge. Read and give back to the community!


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Winter Reading Challenge

Monday, December 26 through Tuesday, January 31

WR Snowball prizeWR Mug prize


Hurry! Sign up and get a registration gift – while supplies last!

Adults and teens (grades 7 and up) will receive a Palatine Library glass mug.

Children (from Birth through Grade 6) will receive a fuzzy-faced snowball.

Registration gifts are sponsored by the Friends of the Palatine Library.




Give Back to the Community

When you take part in the Winter Reading Challenge, you help the community! When we all Read A Total of 5000 Books, these generous partners will donate to JOURNEYS I The Road Home:

Warehouse Direct Logo

Palatine Bank & Trust Logo



$1000 – Palatine Bank & Trust

$1000 – Warehouse Direct

Journeys Logo

What is JOURNEYS I The Road Home?

JOURNEYS I The Road Home is a nonprofit agency that provides shelter, social services, and housing to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in 37 towns in north/northwest suburban Cook County. The agency consists of the PADS Shelter Program, the HOPE Center Supportive Services Program, and the Pathways Housing Readiness Program focusing on intervention and assistance for those in need. In 2015/2016, they provided over 30,000 services to 947 people across the suburbs.

For more information, visit

Sign up Beginning December 26: 

 or visit any location and staff will help you.

Reading Requirements

Birth – 2nd Grade 15 Books
Grades 3 – 6 5 Books
Grades 7 – 12 2 Books
Adults 2 Books



WR Basket prize




Grand Prize Drawing

After completing the reading requirements, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an amazing prize basket filled with gift cards, generously donated by participating businesses.


More Ways to Give Back…

Winter Gear Drive

Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 31

Throughout December, Palatine Library will be collecting NEW winter survival gear for JOURNEYS: coats, hats, gloves, thick socks, blankets, hand warmers, etc. Bring your items to the Main Library lobby, and we will deliver them.