Sign up for Palatine Library's reading program

An adventure awaits you at Palatine Library with the summer reading program.

Valid district cardholders of all ages are welcome to sign up for summer reading from Wednesday, June 1, through Monday, Aug. 15. Visit to register on the Beanstack app and log your books online, or visit any library location to sign up.

The adventure starts Saturday, June 4, from noon to 3 p.m. with a kickoff party at the Main Library, 700 N. North Cout, Palatine. Members of all ages are invited to stop by the Main Library for an afternoon of nonstop fun with a reptile show, balloon animals, spray tattoos, crafts, and a chance to win prizes.

After signing up, visit the Main Library to get a scratch-off card for your chance to win a prize. The scratch-off card has coupons and discounts from all around town, courtesy of sponsors Cousins Subs, Culvers, Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, Grow Music Academy, Hoffman Estates Park District, Lou Malnati's, My FlavorIt! Place, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Papa Johns, Palatine Park District, Photos Hot Dogs, Raising Canes, and Salon Lorrene.

Find your adventure outside this summer with the library's design challenge. Running July 5-22, design a color wheel inspired by nature. Look for different colors out in nature, collect them, and add them to your color wheel. Write your name in the center and tell the library what you thought was the prettiest color you found.

Email photos of your completed design to by July 22 so that it can be displayed on the library's digital monitors in August.

Finish your reading requirements by Aug. 15 to get a free T-shirt or tote bag funded by the Friends of Palatine Library.

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