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Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Creative Writing Contest

Hollow City book jacketWednesday, October 1 – Friday, October 31

Beginning October 1, submit your own original, peculiar story of up to 2,000 words about one of our featured photos.

Prizes include copies of Ransom Riggs’ book, Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) and posters.

Winners notified by Saturday, November 15.

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Spooky Reads for Teens

Posted by: MeganB | Posted on: Oct 28 2014

Looking for your next great book to read?

Here's a tantalizing mix of new titles offering chills and thrills, perfect reading for this time of year. So, give one of these a try--if you dare.

Don't see anything you like? Ask one of our librarians for a recommendation or try this list: Teens' Top Ten 2014



@ the Library

Need to Work? Check Out a Study Room

two students studying togetherLooking for a quiet place to work alone or with a group? Reserve a study room at the Main Library. 

We have eight rooms available for up to two hours at a time.

If you have a Palatine Library card, you can reserve the room in advance. Contact the Technology Desk for details: 847-358-5881 ext. 190.

Teen Advisory Board: Get Involved with Your Library!

Want to make your voice heard in the community, develop leadership skills, and have fun making new friends?

The Teen Advisory Board is a place share ideas about activities, materials, and changes to implement to make the Library a destination for teens.

TAB is not accepting appliations at this time.