Library Closed – Reopening Dates

Due to the extended Governor’s stay-at-home order, all Palatine Public Library District facilities are currently closed.
 

All Library facilities will be closed on Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day. There will be no curbside pickup on July 4.

Reopening dates with limited hours and services: North Hoffman Branch opens June 29; Rand Road Branch open June 30; Main Library opens July 6. Curbside Pickup service is available. Watch website and social media for updates.

New and Coming Soon

New Books

  • Cover image for The Vanishing Half

    The Vanishing Half

    Brit Bennett

    The Vanishing Half

    Brit Bennett

    Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by O, the Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, Buzzfeed, Vogue, PureWow, New York Magazine and more "Bennett's tone and style recalls James Ba

    Read more about The Vanishing Half.
  • Cover image for Party of Two

    Party of Two

    Jasmine Guillory

    Party of Two

    Jasmine Guillory

    A chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair that gets everyone talking. Dating is the last thing on Olivia Monroe's mind when she moves to LA to start her own law firm.

    Read more about Party of Two.
  • Cover image for Mexican Gothic

    Mexican Gothic

    Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    Mexican Gothic

    Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    "The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a darkly enchanting reimagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a spirited young woman discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old ma

    Read more about Mexican Gothic.
  • Cover image for A Burning

    A Burning

    Megha Majumdar

    A Burning

    Megha Majumdar

    "After a fiery attack on a train leaves 104 people dead, the fates of three people become inextricably entangled.

    Read more about A Burning.
  • Cover image for The Dilemma

    The Dilemma

    B. A. Paris

    The Dilemma

    B. A. Paris

    A woman's birthday party takes a dark turn in a poignant, heart-stopping new novel from the reigning queen of suspense, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, a

    Read more about The Dilemma.
  • Cover image for 28 Summers

    28 Summers

    Elin Hilderbrand

    28 Summers

    Elin Hilderbrand

    By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades -- but this could be the summer that changes everything.

    Read more about 28 Summers.
  • Cover image for Home Before Dark

    Home Before Dark

    Riley Sager

    Home Before Dark

    Riley Sager

    "In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father's bestselling horror memoir.

    Read more about Home Before Dark.
  • Cover image for The Summer Deal

    The Summer Deal

    Jill Shalvis

    The Summer Deal

    Jill Shalvis

    From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a friends-to-frenemies-to-sisters story... And then add in a love story (okay, two love stories). Shake. Stir.

    Read more about The Summer Deal.
  • Cover image for Devolution

    Devolution

    Max Brooks

    Devolution

    Max Brooks

    The #1 bestselling author of World War Z takes on the Bigfoot legend with a tale that blurs the lines between human and beast--and asks what we are capable of in the face of the unimaginable.

    Read more about Devolution.

Coming Soon: Movies

  • Cover image for Little Women

    Little Women

    Greta Gerwig

    Little Women

    Greta Gerwig

    In the years after the Civil War, Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris.

    Read more about Little Women.
  • Cover image for Cats

    Cats

    Tom Hooper

    Cats

    Tom Hooper

    A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

    Read more about Cats.
  • Cover image for Dolittle

    Dolittle

    Stephen Gaghan

    Dolittle

    Stephen Gaghan

    After his wife's death, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey, Jr.) decided to hide from the world with his beloved animals.

    Read more about Dolittle.
  • Cover image for Just Mercy

    Just Mercy

    Destin Daniel Cretton

    Just Mercy

    Destin Daniel Cretton

    A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.

    Read more about Just Mercy.
  • Cover image for The Last Full Measure

    The Last Full Measure

    Todd Robinson

    The Last Full Measure

    Todd Robinson

    Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

    Read more about The Last Full Measure.
  • Cover image for The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    Guy Ritchie

    The Gentlemen

    Guy Ritchie

    An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

    Read more about The Gentlemen.
  • Cover image for The Turning

    The Turning

    Floria Sigismondi

    The Turning

    Floria Sigismondi

    A young woman quits her teaching job to be a private tutor (governess) for a wealthy young heiress who witnessed her parent's tragic death.

    Read more about The Turning.
  • Cover image for Distant Constellation

    Distant Constellation

    Shevaun Mizrahi

    Distant Constellation

    Shevaun Mizrahi

    A Tarkovskian dream-like landscape, featuring the inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home where pranksters, artists and old casanovas seduce us to confront the true nature of time.

    Read more about Distant Constellation.

Coming Soon: Fiction

  • Cover image for Sex and Vanity

    Sex and Vanity

    Kevin Kwan

    Sex and Vanity

    Kevin Kwan

    "The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with a glittering tale of love and longing as a young woman finds herself torn between two worlds--the WASP establishment

    Read more about Sex and Vanity.
  • Cover image for Peace Talks

    Peace Talks

    Jim Butcher

    Peace Talks

    Jim Butcher

    HARRY DRESDEN IS BACK AND READY FOR ACTION, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files.

    Read more about Peace Talks.
  • Cover image for The Only Good Indians

    The Only Good Indians

    Stephen Graham Jones

    The Only Good Indians

    Stephen Graham Jones

    Peter Straub’s Ghost Story meets Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies in this American Indian horror story of revenge on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

    Read more about The Only Good Indians.
  • Cover image for The Order

    The Order

    Daniel Silva

    The Order

    Daniel Silva

    From Daniel Silva, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The New Girl and The Other Woman, comes a stunning new action-packed thriller of high stakes international intrigue featuring the enig

    Read more about The Order.
  • Cover image for The Heir Affair

    The Heir Affair

    Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan

    The Heir Affair

    Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan

    Making it up the aisle was the easy part: After marrying the heir to the throne, Rebecca "Bex" Porter must survive her own scandals as she adjusts to life in the glamorous British royal family, in

    Read more about The Heir Affair.
  • Cover image for The Year of the Witching

    The Year of the Witching

    Alexis Henderson

    The Year of the Witching

    Alexis Henderson

    A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.

    Read more about The Year of the Witching.
  • Cover image for His & Hers

    His & Hers

    Alice Feeney

    His & Hers

    Alice Feeney

    There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying. Anna Andrews finally has what she wants. Almost.

    Read more about His & Hers.
  • Cover image for The End of Her

    The End of Her

    Shari Lapena

    The End of Her

    Shari Lapena

    The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know In upstate New York, Stephanie and Patrick are adjusting to life with their co

    Read more about The End of Her.

Coming Soon: Non-Fiction

  • Cover image for Hell and Other Destinations

    Hell and Other Destinations

    Madeleine Albright

    Hell and Other Destinations

    Madeleine Albright

    "In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered ...

    Read more about Hell and Other Destinations.
  • Cover image for Everything Beautiful in Its Time

    Everything Beautiful in Its Time

    Jenna Bush Hager

    Everything Beautiful in Its Time

    Jenna Bush Hager

    Jenna Bush Hager, the former first daughter and granddaughter, bestselling author, and coanchor of the Today show, shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they pa

    Read more about Everything Beautiful in Its Time.
  • Cover image for Make Change

    Make Change

    Houghton Mifflin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Shaun King

    Make Change

    Houghton Mifflin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Shaun King

    Activist and journalist Shaun King reflects on the events that made him one of the most prominent social justice leaders of our time and lays out a clear action plan for you to join the fight.

    Read more about Make Change.
  • Cover image for Joy at Work

    Joy at Work

    Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein

    Joy at Work

    Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein

    Marie Kondo, author of the worldwide #1 bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein team up to bring joy to work.

    Read more about Joy at Work.
  • Cover image for The House of Kennedy

    The House of Kennedy

    James Patterson

    The House of Kennedy

    James Patterson

    The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs.

    Read more about The House of Kennedy.