Library Closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day

We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 29.

Parents & Kids

Spaces to Play

Hang out with your toddlers safely in their very own space, the Early Literacy Area, featuring interactive learning toys. We also have tablets with fun, age-appropriate games and apps.

Older kids can play video games in the Teen Lounge.

Spaces to Learn

We have a collection of computers dedicated to users 13 and under, supervised by friendly and helpful staff. Kids 11 and up can use our Digital Media Center to work on videos, music, and other creative projects. 

Eight study rooms are available for everyone at the Main Library. If you have a Palatine Library card, we recommend that you make a reservation in advance. They fill up fast!

Museum Adventure Pass

Get discounts and passes to more than a dozen participating destinations with a Museum Adventure Pass. Visit the library to check out a pass. Call the Reader Assistance Desk for more information: 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

Offers vary per museum. Passes are restricted to valid Palatine cardholders. 

Books & Reading

Recommendations

Browse our curated book lists to find your new favorite story. 

Online Resources

TumbleBook Library for Kids

  • A collection of animated, narrated picture books that kids can follow along word for word.

NoveList K-8 Plus

  • Discover great books for children from kindergarten through grade 8. Browse lists of award-winning titles or search for books by grade level or Lexile score.

Reading Programs

Sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program to help prepare your young child for school.  

Have Questions?

Call or email our Reader Assistance Desk: 847-358-5881 ext. 132, palatine@palatinelibrary.org

Events

We offer many lively storytimes and interactive programs for kids and families.

Upcoming

Preschool Storytime

May 26,
10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Preschool Storytime

May 29,
10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Toddler Storytime

May 29,
10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Pokemon Drop-In Night

May 30,
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Come hang out and meet other Pokémon fans and friends. Bring your deck, play Pokkén Tournament on the Wii-U, and enjoy snacks and music. All ages. Drop In. ...