Library Catalog Maintenance Notice

Scheduled website maintenance may cause some downtime between 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., on Mon, Feb 26. The catalog, member accounts, and some online services will not be available.

Staff Day - Library Hours

All library locations will be closed on Friday, March 1, for staff development day.

Winter Reading Challenge 2023 - 2024

Winter Reading Challenge 2023

Friday, December 15 – Wednesday, January 31

Sign up on Beanstack!

Use the Beanstack app and earn digital badges throughout the program as you log your progress. 

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

When you take part in the Winter Reading Challenge, you help the community! When we all read a total of 10,000 books, these generous partners will donate to Elderwerks.

$500 – Napleton’s Palatine Subaru

$500 – Palatine Bank & Trust

$500 – Warehouse Direct

WRC Sponsors


What is Elderwerks?

Elderwerks helps find assisted living or other senior housing or elder care solutions for you or your loved ones. They help older adults and seniors through the transition from one home to another or in finding the services needed to remain in their home.

Grand Prize Drawing

After completing your reading requirements, get automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win an amazing prize basket filled with gift cards, generously donated by these participating businesses. 

SRP 23 Sponsors


More Ways to Give Back...

Holiday Cards for Elderwerks
Monday, December 11, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Help brighten the holidays for Elderwerks clients and staff with handmade holiday cards. All are welcome to decorate cards with stickers, markers, and more! Drop in.  

Elderwerks Donation Drive
Friday, December 15 – Wednesday, January 31

Donate the following items at the Main Library for Elderwerks: paper towels, facial tissue, napkins, toilet paper, razors, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, deodorant, mouthwash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and adult diapers.

Books Read Tracker

HOORAY! We Met Our Goal! We've surpassed our goal of 10,000 books read, logging an impressive 10,951 already! Don't forget to keep logging your books to complete our Winter Reading Challenge and come get your finishing prize - while supplies last.

WRC Prizes


Get a Prize for Completing the Program

Adults and teens get a winter hat and children (birth through grade 6) get a fun stuffed winter toy. Completion prizes are funded by the Friends of Palatine Library. 

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