Palatine Library Foundation

Palatine Library Foundation supports the mission and activities of Palatine Library by raising funds to support the Library's current needs. Foundation members work closely with the Library's Executive Director to identify projects that fit the community and staff goals.


Visit the Foundation's website to donate. 

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The Palatine Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and your gifts are tax deductible.

Upcoming Fundraisers

Giving Tuesday, December 3

Photo of 1,000 Books promtional material including a height chart, papers, folder, crayons, and water bottle.

Palatine Library Foundation is thrilled to support the Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program on Giving Tuesday, December 3. Each $10 donation will support a starter kit for kids and parents who are participating in the program. The Foundation's goal is to raise $2,000 on Giving Tuesday. Programs like these make a big difference in the community and to young readers. Please consider donating on our website or through our Facebook fundraiser page.

Dine to Donate at Panera Deer Park
Saturday, December 14

Panera Logo
Enjoy a meal at Panera Bread in Deer Park and have 20% of your order donated to Palatine Library Foundation. Must show this flyer to have a portion of your purchase donated. Paper copies of this flyer available at all Library facilities.

Location: 20530 N. Rand Rd. Suite 448, Deer Park, IL Open 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


A key initiative for 2017-2018 was the StoryWalk® Project, which involved the installation of a series of permanent panels that display a story, so that families can enjoy reading while participating in an outdoor activity together. The project currently displays "How Rocket Learned to Read" by Tad Hill, and was completed and installed at the Tom T. Hamilton Reservoir in June 2018, in partnership with Palatine Park District. The project involved a great deal of collaboration with community partners and was kicked off with a Storytime event led by Library and Park District staff. 

Executive Director Jeannie Dilger points to a picture on the StoryWalk as a group of children look on

Another project funded by the Foundation includes a set of Go Pro cameras that are now available to check out from the Digital Media Center. These cameras capture stunning, high-definition video in almost any environment and are perfect for action shots.

GoPro Hero 5 camera on a stick mount with a portable case