Winter Reading Challenge

"Read to Feed 2018, Give Back to the Community"

Monday, December 17 through Thursday, January 31

Photo of Winter Reading Sign Up Prizes: Black and Red Reusuable Lunch Bag or Squishie Food Toys for Kids

Sign up and get a registration gift - while supplies last! For all valid District cardholders. Winter Reading registration gifts are entirely funded by Friends of Palatine Library.





Reading Requirements

Birth - Grade 2     15 Books

Grades 3 - 6            5 Books

Grades 7 - 12         2 Books

Adults                        2 Books


Give Back to the Community

Logos of Winter Reading PartnersWhen we all Read a Total of 6000 Books, these generous partners will donate to the Palatine Township Food Pantry:

$1000 - Palatine Bank & Trust

$1000 - Andigo Credit Union, Schaumburg

$500 - Mathnasium, Palatine

$500 Who is Hussain Organization (international charity)


The Palatine Township Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides assistance to anyone in need living within Township boundaries.


Grand Prize Drawing

Finish for a chance to win a prize bag filled with gift cards, generously donated by these participating businesses:

Best Brains, Palatine
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Deer Park
d'Vine Wine and Gifts
Granite City Food & Brewery, Schaumburg
In Style Hair Studio, Palatine
JP Wood Martial Arts
Just Peachy Photography
The Music Room
Palatine Park District
Photos Hot Dogs
XSPORT FITNESS, 960 W. Dundee, Arlington Heights

Extra Prize

We are giving away an Official Mickey Mouse plush doll to one lucky Winter Reading Challenge finisher. Donated by Journal & Topics.


More Ways to Give to Palatine Township Food Pantry

Food Drive
Saturday, December 1 - Monday, December 31
Bring in nonperishable items, along with cleaning and personal hygiene products for residents experiencing food insecurity. A list of the most needed products can be found here:
Drop off items at Main Library Lobby.

Holiday Cards
Monday, December 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Drop in to make and decorate holiday cards for clients of the food pantry and spread some cheer. This fun activity provides an opportunity to add a personal touch to the Winter Reading Program. All supplies provided. All ages. Drop in.