Winter Reading Challenge

2019 Winter Reading Splash

Monday, December 16 through Friday, January 31

Three Ways to Sign Up for Winter Reading
1. Sign up or log your books online.

2. Download the Beanstack Tracker app.
If you already registered for Summer Reading, just sign in to your Beanstack account and register for Winter Reading! 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 App Store.

3. Visit any location and our friendly staff will help you.


Families can sign up together on one account with their own Palatine Library cards, or each reader can sign up individually. For all valid District cardholders.

Reading Requirements                

Birth - Grade 2 15 Books
Grades 3 - 6 5 Books
Grades 7 - 12 2 Books
Adults 2 Books

Sign up and get a registration gift - while supplies last!
Adults will receive an ice scraper.
Teens (Grades 7 - 12) will receive a stylus.
Children (Birth - Grade 6) will receive a stuffed animal.
Registration gifts are funded by Friends of Palatine Library.

Give Back to the Community

2019 Winter Reading SponsorsWhen you take part in the Winter Reading Challenge, you help the community! When we all Read a Total of 7,000 Books, these generous partners will donate to Barb's Precious Rescue:

$1000 - Palatine Bank & Trust

$1000 - Warehouse District

$500 - Andigo Credit Union, Schaumburg

What is Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center?

Barb's Precious Rescue is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with all funds directly assisting their animals. They are a no-kill, cage-free shelter that provides food, shelter, and medical services all with the hope of finding a forever home for every animal in their care.

Grand Prize Drawing

After completing the reading requirements, you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win an amazing prize basket filled with gift cards, generously donated by participating businesses.

More Ways to Give Back

Pet Item Drive
Sunday, December 1 - Tuesday, December 31
Throughout December, bring in pet food, toys, and other needed items for the cats and dogs at Barb's Precious Rescue waiting  to be adopted. Needed items.
Drop off items at Main Library Lobby.

Adoption Folders for Barb's Precious Rescue
Thursday, January 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Want to help even more? Decorate adoption folders for Barb's Precious Rescue to give to new adopters and make a joyful day even more special.

Share Your Pet Love
December 15 - January 31
Send us pictures of your pet reading! We will post it to an album on our Facebook Page. Send photos to, message the Library on Facebook, or tag a post with #ppldtalesfortails.