The Teen Zine is a bi-annual publication that features writing, photos, book lists, artwork, interviews, and articles by or about teens at the library. This mini magazine is designed, edited, and assembled by a team of teen volunteers. It is shared with schools, administrators, public officials, youth advocates, and read by people from all over the community—even people on another continent!
Pick up a copy at the library or view it here online. See if you or someone you know is featured!
To see more about how we make the Teen Zine click HERE for a poster on the Teen Zine process. For a chance to be featured in the Teen Zine, participate in our annual writing and art contests and attend teen programs.
Click on the Teen Zine cover to view the latest issue of the Teen Zine:
Teen Zine ArchiveIssue 8 - Spring 2019
Issue 7 - Fall 2018
Issue 6 - Fall 2017
Issue 5 - Winter 2017
Issue 4 - Summer 2016
Issue 3 - Fall 2015
Issue 2 - Spring 2015
Issue 1 - Fall 2014
Frankly In Love — Teen Review
Review by Jasmine Sov, 14 Frankly In Love By David Yoon Frankly in Love is a story from the perspective of Frank Li, Korean-American high school senior whose parents are very, very traditional as in “go to Harvard for college and marry a nice Korean girl” traditional. In fact, when
Teen Advisory Board — June 2020
Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 06/20/2020 Present: Alonso Leo Lauren Luke Cassie Ella Will Assignment: Attend 1 virtual library program, if you haven’t yet since March: Research and report: conduct some field studies on virtual programs ~ it could be one of ours, or another library
The Astonishing Color of After — Teen Review
Review by Genevieve Ruth Harvey, 16 The Astonishing Color of After By Emily X. R. Pan In The Astonishing Color of After, X. R. Pan crafts a story using nonconventional colors, such as fuchsia and alizarin crimson, to indicate the complex emotions Leigh is dealing with following her mother’s death. Leigh,
Bone Crier’s Moon — Teen Review
Review by Jasmine Sov, 14 Bone Crier’s Moon tells the story of Ailesse and Sabine, two young girls who must one day complete their rite of passage—summoning and sacrificing their destined true love—in order to become true Bone Criers, ferries of the dead. Ailesse is the daughter of her famille’s
Virtual Volunteer Opportunities – Summer
These are virtual volunteer tasks for teen volunteers at Pasadena Public Library. They can be completed any time before August 31, 2020. You do not need to be an official Library Teen Volunteer to participate in any of these tasks unless specified. However, if you would like to sign up