Library hopes teens will join new book club

The Woburn Public Library invites young people to join its newly revived teen book club. Open to any high-school-aged individual, the club meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the library, 45 Pleasant St. Participants do not need to preregister. The club held its kick-off meeting last Monday and has chosen as its first book “The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray,” by Christopher Wooding. The library previously offered a teen book club until about two years ago. It was discontinued because the teen librarian’s position has been vacant due to budget constraints, according to Andrea Bunker, the assistant library director. She said the library decided to revive the club at the behest of two Woburn High School students, Vandit Patelk and Shannon Ward. The club is being led by Bunker, who assumed her position in August. Bunker formerly worked for the Newburyport Public Library as teen services librarian and senior librarian of information services. In Woburn, she succeeded Rebecca Deaver, who retired.