Reopening February 1

Starting February 1 all Library locations will be open for Grab-and-Go services. Curbside Pickup appts are also available. See for hours and details.

Winter Reading Challenge

winter reading 2020

Monday, December 14 – Sunday, January 31

Three Ways to Sign Up

  • Register and log your books beginning December 14. 
  • Download the Beanstack Tracker app.
    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.
  • Call the Main Library, 847-907-3600, and our friendly staff will help you.

 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! 

This year you can reserve a Curbside Pickup appointment to get your registration prize. 

  • Adults and teens receive a mug.
  • Children (from Birth – Grade 6) receive a penguin or polar bear bendable toy.

Registration gifts are funded by the Friends of Palatine Library. 

Winter Reading Mug Winter Reading Toy Prize

Thank You to our Partners

Palatine Bank and Trust

Andigo Credit Union

Warehouse Direct


When we all read a total of 6,000 books, these generous partners will donate to WINGS. 

$1000 – Palatine Bank and Trust 

$500 – Andigo Credit Union 

$500 – Warehouse Direct 

The mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence. 

Grand Prize Drawing 

After completing the reading requirements, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an amazing prize basket filled with gift cards, generously donated by participating businesses: Biaggi’s, Borne2Dance, California Pizza Kitchen, d’Vine Wine and Gifts, Grow Music Academy, MocaFIT, My Flavor It Place, Papa Johns, Pizza Bella, Photos 

More Ways to Give Back… 

Holiday Cards for WINGS Program Clients  
Tuesday, December 1 – Monday December 14 
Return completed cards by Wednesday, December 16 
Help brighten the holidays for clients of WINGS Program. Pick up blank cards, envelopes, and stickers through Curbside Pickup at the Main Library. Return completed cards and we will deliver them. 

WINGS Program Donation Drive 

Tuesday, December 1 – Thursday, December 31 

Throughout December, bring in items needed by WINGS Program clients. Drop off items needed at the elevator entrance on the upper level of the underground parking garage of the Main Library. A list of requested items can be found at 


Keep track at home with a printable winter reading log