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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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Teen Scene

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It's Teen Read Week

Posted by: MeganB | Posted on: Oct 15 2014

So, Happy Teen Read Week! What exactly is Teen Read Week? That's a great question. It's an annual initiative celebrated in October in libraries across the country to encourage teens to read, visit, and use libraries often. 

In the spirit of Teen Read Week, here are just four of many services at Palatine Library you might be interested in:

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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 Reference Desk for details: 847-358-5881 ext. 167.


Digital Media Center

Create your own high quality videos, edit or touch up photos, design your own website, convert VHS tapes to DVD or MP4 files, and much more. Read more.

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