Library Catalog Maintenance Notice

Scheduled website maintenance may cause some downtime between 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., on Mon, Feb 26. The catalog, member accounts, and some online services will not be available.

Staff Day - Library Hours

All library locations will be closed on Friday, March 1, for staff development day.

Palatine Library Foundation

Giving Tuesday Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 28
This is the perfect time of year to support the Library and their ongoing programs. This year we are raising funds to replace the old train table in the Main Library Early Literacy Area.

Click here to donate.

Our Mission

Palatine Library Foundation supports the mission and activities of Palatine Library by raising funds to support the Library's current needs. Foundation members work closely with the Library's Executive Director to identify projects that fit the community and staff goals.

Join Us!

We are recruiting members to help with a variety of tasks, including website maintenance, membership, recruitment, corporate sponsorships, and donor relations. 

If you are interested, please contact Board President Ed Kerr at, or watch the Library events calendar for upcoming Foundation meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

StoryWalk® Project

A significant initiative is the StoryWalk® Project, which involves the installation of a series of permanent panels that display a story at the Hamilton Reservoir in Palatine. The Foundation is thrilled to partner with other local businesses and organizations to provide a place where families can enjoy reading while participating in an outdoor activity together.

Members of the community are also invited to contribute and provide donations toward the new story. To recognize a birthday, anniversary, or honor a loved one on this public walk in Hamilton Park, contact

For a donation of $100.00, you and your family can be recognized on one of the Storywalk panels. 

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.


Naming Rights Donors

Thanks to these donors for supporting the Library and contributing to the enhancements made at the Main Library through our Renovation Project.

These rooms are now named:

  • Story Room A - Rotary Club of Palatine Room
  • Story Room B - Jeanette Spillman Westhoff Room
  • Teen Space - Palatine Bank & Trust Teen Space
  • Study Room 2A - John F. and Patricia L. Dickmann 
  • Study Room 2B - Patrick James Patterson 

For more information visit our Donate page.


Visit the Foundation's website to donate. 

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The Palatine Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and your gifts are tax deductible.