Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The new selection for our next meeting is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.”

Check out this awesome trailer to get yourself into the spooky spirit

Copies are available behind the circulation desk, come and get yours today!

Our next meeting will be: NOVEMBER 27th at 4pm!



QUICK!! Call to register for these awesome programs at the library during Teen Read Week!

Teen Movie Afternoons: Showing “Clue” The ultimate mystery movie based on the best board game ever.  Come watch the movie and plan your strategy for Live Clue on Friday!  Snacks will be available for anyone watching!  October 16th @ 4pm
Crafternoons:  Come craft with us and help decorate the teen section! For our first crafternoon we’ll be re-purposing a table that we will use for future crafternoons!  Come explore the awesome world of Mod Podge and help to create a cool new table all for you.  Every Thursday we will be creating new and fun things during crafternoons so don’t forget to sign up! October 18th @ 4pm
LIVE Clue at the Library:  For our ultimate Teen Read Week event we will be playing a live version of Clue in the library! Help solve the mystery by exploring different parts of the library after hours!  There will be pizza!  October 19th from 7-9pm

Spirit Saturday:  Your librarians will be dressed as their favorite characters for the day in the spirit of Teen Read Week! Come to the library dressed as your favorite character, get a snack, check out a new book, and get your picture taken for our Facebook page! October 20th

Call to register for the Crafternoon and Live Clue today! (973) 345-8120, schneider@palsplus.org

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The book for our next meeting is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern!!

Our next meeting will be OCTOBER 23rd @ 4PM!!

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.”

Check out this awesome trailer for the book:


Come in to the library to pick up your copy today!!  (Ask a librarian at the desk, we have copies ready and waiting for you!)

If you would like to sign up for the book club or want more information about our next meeting, send me an email: schneider@palsplus.org


Welcome to the NEW Alfred Baumann Free Public Library Teen Book Club Blog!

The book club meets  every 4th Tuesday of the month at 4pm  in the Teen Section at the library!  Join us!

This site is a space just for you.  We hope you will help us create the content for this page by reviewing books you’ve read and join in on discussions of the books we are reading in the group!

Come in to the library to register for the group and ask a librarian about how you can start writing your reviews!

Keep an eye on this site for lots of awesome new features soon to come!