Summer Reading 2019

It's Showtime at Palatine Library!

Summer Reading Characters

Summer Reading Program Sign-up Starts

Saturday, June 1 — Thursday, August 15

Three Ways to Sign Up Starting June 1

  1. Sign up and log your books online.
  2. Download the BeanstackTracker app
    Try our NEW app! Once you register you can easily scan barcodes to add titles to your log with the Beanstack Tracker app. Available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
  3. Visit any location and our friendly staff will help you.

For all valid District cardholders.

Reading Requirements

  • 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 Reading? ANYTHING!

  • Books include audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, work reports, online articles, and more.

Come in to Win!

Photo Showing Summer Reading Prizes including puppets, pop sockets, slime, and speakers.

Sign up between June 1 and August 15 to get a scratch-off card for a chance to win a free prize of your choice—while supplies last. And, save your scratch-off card for discounts around town—generously provided by our Summer Reading Program partners!

Choose Your Grand Prize!

Photo of this year's Summer Reading t-shirt and tote bag

After completing the program, receive your choice of a Grand Prize T-Shirt or Tote bag, generously donated by Friends of Palatine Library. Claim your completion prize through Friday, August 31, while supplies last. Note: T-shirt size selection is limited.

Summer Reading Kick-off Party Adventure

Saturday, June 1, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Celebrate our Summer Reading Program with an exciting selection of games and activities, including BINGO, face painting.

Make a Craft

  • Kids - Stop by the craft station where kids make a fun hand puppet and test it out at our puppet stage in the Children's Play and Learn Area.
  • Adult - Turn a plastic picture frame into a slanted holder for sticky notes.

Family Program - A Zoo to You!
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Kick off the start of summer by meeting some cool and interesting exotic animals. All ages. Tickets available May 25 for valid District cardholders.

Attend for a Chance to Win! 
Come in Saturday, June 1, enter for your chance to win a two-pack of day-pool passes, donated by the Palatine Park District; or a Free Seascape Family Aquatic Center guest pass (with purchase of an adult day pass), or Free Admission to public ice skating at Triphahn Center, donated by the Hoffman Estates Park District. You must be registered for the Summer Reading Program and be present at the Kick-off Party to enter. Winners notified by Friday, June 7.

Thanks, Summer Reading Program Partners!

This year's It's Showtime at Palatine Library program is five-star thanks to the generous donations and support of these businesses and organizations: Buona Beef; Chick-fil-A, Kildeer; Chipotle, Palatine; Culver's; Friends of the Palatine Library; Palatine Park District; Papa John's Pizza, Palatine; Pizza Bella; Salt Creek Park District; Sarpino's Pizza, Palatine
Logos of Summer Reading Business and Organization Partners