Library Closed – Adding Curbside Pickup

Due to the extended Governor’s stay-at-home order, all Palatine Public Library District facilities will remain Closed. New Curbside Pickup service starts June 2. Begin returning materials on May 20. Due dates extended through June 30. Watch the website and social media for updates. .

Online Learning Resources for Children

Miss Humblebee's Academy

Online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten. Includes math, science, social studies, language, art, and music.

Learning Express School Center

Learn from home using Learning Express School Center. This database helps students in elementary, middle, and high school with test prep and tutorials on subjects like Math, Social Studies and more.

BrainFuse HelpNow

Need homework help? Brainfuse offers one on one homework help, practice tests and much more.


Even when kids are home they can keep learning with Scholastic's Learn at Home online resources and activities.,

World Book

WorldBook provides access to resources for teachers, students, and caregivers including lesson plans, games, and projects. (Available through April 11)


TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, educational videos, puzzles, games, and more.

Penguin Educator Resources

Discussion guides, activities, and videos to engage young readers at home,

RAILS for Schools

Provides streamlined access to educational content appropriate for school-aged users. Many materials are available in English and in Spanish. Access to the BiblioBoard instance is restricted.

BiblioBoard Library

​​​​​​A robust collection of e-content, available to everyone in Illinois. No login or library card required, and all materials are available for immediate simultaneous access.

Virtual Activities for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) has opened its online NWSRA Activity Center with Live Virtual programming for individuals with disabilities who want to stay active, social, and engaged in a variety of recreational pursuits. For more information and to access the Live Virtual Programming brochure, please visit

Free Virtual Tours & Entertainment