North Hoffman Branch Modified Hours This Week

North Hoffman Branch open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 through Friday, July 19. Extended Access is available.

100th Anniversary

PALATINE LIBRARY TURNS 100!

Celebrating 100 Years of Connection, Curiosity, and Joy!
Join us as we commemorate a once-in-a-lifetime milestone.

This year marks our centennial milestone and we are excited to share with you our rich heritage, honoring the countless stories shared, lessons learned, and minds inspired within these walls. Among the festivities we’ve planned this year are a kick-off event in May, a historical exhibit, and a fundraiser to enrich our children’s area.

100 Books, 100 Movies

Check out our favorite titles from the past century! These lists include some classics, timeless masterpieces, and influential works that have captivated audiences, including us.

Buy Our Merch

Help us Raise $10,000!

Show off your Library pride in limited-edition items with inclusive sizes, fit for all ages!

Help Us Raise $10K to Fund the Next Chapter!

This year, we are raising funds to purchase a brand-new, amazing children’s interactive display in the Early Literacy Area: a GIANT LiteZilla Lite Brite and STEAM activity!

Imagine the joy and fun children will have playing as they also learn important skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. A LiteZilla installation promises to provide a fun activity for you and your family and a chance to connect with other kids.

“We would love to have a new educational activity in the children’s area,” states Kathy Burns, Youth and Teen Services Manager. “We often hear from families that they want more fun and interactive toys for their kids to play with when they come to the Library.”

Anniversary Exhibit

100 Years of Connection, Curiosity, and Joy
Opens May 15

Walk back in time through a collection of seldom-seen historical photographs with some fascinating details.
All ages. Located on the second floor. Drop in.

History of Palatine Library
Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join the Palatine Historical Society to learn the history of our Library as we unveil our new exhibit.
Sign up begins 5/1.

1923 - North Bothwell Street
1936 - First Bookmobile
1951 - First Floor of Masonic Building 1 N Plum Grove Rd
1957 - 149 N Brockway Street
1973 - Benton Street Location Parking Lot Entrance
Freeman Road Branch Storefront
North Court Building Under Construction - Exterior
Rand Road Branch Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
2009 - Main Remodel Staircase before
2009 - Main Remodel Staircase After
2011 - North Hoffman Branch
2021 - Main Lobby
2021 - Welcome
2021 - Workshop
2021 - Computers
2021 - Second Floor

Join us for the Celebration!

Par-Tee in the Stacks: Mini Golf Weekend
Saturday, September 7, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 8, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a 19-hole mini golf course in the Main Library weaving through our shelves and across reading spaces. Each hole is uniquely decorated by our sponsors or inspired by popular library themes to present a fun challenge for all.

All ages. $5 per individual, $20 for a family of four or more. Tickets are available for purchase the day of the event. After purchase, you will receive a time slot ticket for your spot in line to play. All funds go directly to our LiteZilla Lite Brite fundraiser.

Enjoy Food Trucks
Saturday, September 7, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 8, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Our favorite Palatine staples are here to serve up delicious food. Get some award-winning barbecue from Chicago Culinary Kitchen and sweet treats to cool off from My FlavorIt! Place.

Sign our birthday card!
Make sure to sign our birthday card on the first floor this weekend so that it can be displayed in the exhibit. After the event, the card will be available to sign on the second floor.

Upgrade Your Library Card!
Trade in your old Library card for our new, a special-edition card for free.

Staff handing member new 100 year library card

100 Year Logo

¡Palatine Library Cumple un Centenario!