Summer Reading Program - Dig Deeper at Palatine Library

Dig Deeper Logo - Trex Fossil with a Shovel

Online Sign-up

Starts Monday, June 1 — Friday, August 7

Beginning Monday, June 1, sign up on Beanstack at:

Download the Beanstack Tracker app on your smartphone or device. You may already have an account from past reading programs. Available on Google Play or Apple App Store.

Prefer Paper? Download our Summer Reading log to keep track of your progress.

For valid District cardholders

If you cannot sign up online, call 847-907-3600 and our friendly staff will help you.

Reading Requirements

Birth – Grade 2:  Read 30 Books

Grades 3 – 6:  Read 10 Books

Grades 7 – 12:  Read 5 Books

Adults  Read:  5 Books

Sign-up Online and Win!

Sign up online between June 1 and August 7 on Beanstack to be entered in a WEEKLY RAFFLE for a chance to win a gift card from one of our Summer Reading Sponsors. After registering, pick up a coupon card when you next visit the library—generously provided by our Library Champion partners! Prizes will be raffled off throughout the summer. You will receive a phone call or e-mail if you are one of our winners.

Choose Your Grand Prize!

After completing the program, you receive your choice of a Grand Prize T-shirt or Tote Bag, generously donated by Friends of Palatine Public Library. Come to any branch and get your t-shirt or tote through August 31 - while supplies last. T-shirt size selection is limited. No returns or exchanges.

T-shirt Size Chart

Whole Household Prize

Each household of two or more members can earn a gift card when every member of the household completes the Summer Reading Program. Send a picture of the whole group to wearing your Dig Deeper at Palatine Library t-shirts or holding your tote bag and receive one gift card. We’ll display your photo online. Claim your gift card by Monday, August 17.

Design Challenge All Summer Long

Dig Deep at home and create your own dinosaur from household materials! Share your dinosaur creation with the Library by sending a picture to and we will post it on the Library’s Instagram or Flickr page.

We “Dig” our Partners!

Thanks to these generous businesses and organizations for providing coupons and discounts in support of our Summer Reading Program. Currently, coupons from these businesses are being handed out through Curbside Pickup service.

Logos of Businesses  

Blocks to Bricks Museum, California Pizza Kitchen Deer Park, Cousin’s Subs, Culvers, Friends of Palatine Library, Grow Music Academy, Papa John’s Pizza, Photos Hot Dogs, Orange Theory Fitness Hoffman Estates, Salon Lorrene, Salt Creek Rural Park District, Sarpino’s Pizzeria, Palatine, Tap House Grill

No Kick-off Party

Although we enjoy celebrating the beginning of Summer Reading with all of you, this year we need to continue practicing social distancing by canceling our usual Kick-off Party. We strongly encourage all our participants to sign-up online by visiting, or log on with the Beanstack app.