Online Sign - Up
Starts Tuesday, June 1 - Sunday, August 15
How to Sign Up:
2. Starting Tuesday, June 1, log your books on Beanstack.
3. If you cannot sign up online, call any location and our friendly staff will help you.
For all valid District cardholders.
Birth – Grade 2: Read 30 Books
Grades 3 – 6: Read 10 Books
Grades 7 – 12: Read 5 Books
Adults: Read 5 Books
What counts as a book? Anything!
You can include books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, work reports, online articles, and more. Did you read a report at work, read a newspaper or magazine, listen to a great story, or research your latest home improvement project? That all counts on your log!
Come In To Win!
Sign up between June 1 and August 15 and grab a scratch-off card for a chance to win a free prize of your choice — while supplies last. Save your scratch-off card with great coupons and discounts around town—generously provided by our Library Champions!
Finish and Get a Free T-Shirt
After completing the program, you receive a Grand Prize T-Shirt, generously donated by Friends of the Palatine Public Library and Warehouse Direct. Claim your completion prize through Tuesday, August 31—while supplies last. Please note: t-shirt size selection is limited.
Decorate Your Own T-Shirt
Just like a chameleon takes on colors from the world it sees, you can Color Your World as you see it and decorate your own t-shirt this year! Bring your Summer Reading t-shirt and decorate it using fabric markers or tie-dye.
All ages. Sign up. Presented: In Person
Reading Colors Your World - Coloring Page
Love coloring? Here is a Printable PDF coloring page for the Summer Reading Program 2021! Print online or come into the Youth Teen Services Desk for a copy.
End of the Summer Party and First Floor Celebration!
Saturday, August 7, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with music and a dance show. We are also excited to celebrate the opening of our first floor Renovation. Tour the first floor and see the updated story rooms, children’s area, teen area, and marketplace of popular materials. Come to The Workshop and see the variety of technology and equipment available.
Reading Colors Your World Storytime 1:10 – 1:30 p.m.
Kids Craft Decorate your own colorful scratch art postcard. All materials included – while supplies last.
Adult Craft Turn paper mosaic squares into colorful art. All materials included – while supplies last.
Decorated T-shirt Contest Winners Announced Send in a photo of your decorated t-shirt, we will share it online and vote for the best. Categories: birth-grade 2, grades 3-6, grades 7-12, and adult. Visit palatinelibrary.org/coloryourworld for entry details.
Hungarian Dance Troupe and Culture 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sign up: July 24 Join us outdoors under the big tent for traditional folk dancing and music.
July 5 – 23
Drop in at the Main Library beginning July 5 to pick up materials to design a collage about how Reading Colors Your World. We provide some pages from withdrawn books to help create your masterpiece. Bring your design back to the Library by July 23 for display from July 25 – 31.