The Palatine Public Library District recently opened a "Book Nook" area in the meeting room hallway of the main library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine.
The shelves feature used books, DVDs and CDs being discarded from the library's collection, as well as items donated by the Friends of the Library nonprofit organization. Patrons are free to take home any number of items for a cash donation. Suggested donation amounts and a cash box are located in the Book Nook area.
To date, the library has collected $2,400 from the ongoing bargain area. Funds are being used to support library operations.