Parents & Kids

Spaces to Play

Hang out with your toddlers safely in their very own space, the Early Literacy Area, featuring interactive learning toys. We also have tablets with fun, age-appropriate games and apps.

Older kids can play video games in the Teen Lounge.

Spaces to Learn

We have a collection of computers dedicated to users 13 and under, supervised by friendly and helpful staff. Kids 11 and up can use The Workshop to work on videos, music, and other creative projects. 

Eight study rooms are available for everyone at the Main Library. If you have a Palatine Library card, we recommend that you make a reservation in advance. They fill up fast!

Museum Adventure Pass

Get discounts and passes to more than 20 participating destinations with a  Museum Adventure Pass. Visit the Library to check out a pass. Call the Youth and Teen Services Desk for more information: 847-907-3600, x132.

Offers vary per museum. Passes are restricted to valid Palatine cardholders. 

Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois allows Palatine cardholders to reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural and recreational attractions in Illinois, including museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, park districts, and more. Just use your library card number and PIN to access available attractions. Search to find available dates and times.

Offers vary per museum. Passes are restricted to valid Palatine cardholders.

Books & Reading


Browse our curated book lists to find your new favorite story. 

Online Resources

TumbleBook Library for Kids

  • A collection of animated, narrated picture books that kids can follow along word for word.

NoveList K-8 Plus

  • Discover great books for children from kindergarten through grade 8. Browse lists of award-winning titles or search for books by grade level or Lexile score.

Reading Programs

Sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program to help prepare your young child for school.  


Check out STEM Kits and explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math topics. Kits include hands-on activities, learning games, or scientific equipment.

Playaway Views for Kids

These small devices are an all-in-one video player pre-loaded with award-winning and popular content for kids. They're simple, portable, and durable; easy to use for even young children.

Have Questions?

Call or email our Reader Assistance Desk: 847-907-3600 ext. 132,


We offer many lively storytimes and interactive programs for kids and families.


This event is in the "Kids" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room AB