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Teen Zine

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 Issue 8 (Cover image) Made by Teens for Teens Spring 2019; Issue 8


Teen Zine Archive

Issue 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

Teens' Blog

  • Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton — Teen Book Review

    Review by Nina Dinan, 17 The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton By Edith Wharton Edith Wharton, renowned Gilded Age novelist and interior designer, was sometimes so disturbed by ghostly books that she was compelled to burned them. Luckily, this profound fear did not stop her from lending her own pen

  • Rules For Being A Girl — Teen Book Review

    Review by Jasmine Sov, 14 Rules for Being a Girl By Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno There’s a whole set of unspoken rules in society just for girls, and Marin knows how to follow them perfectly. A stellar student and school newspaper editor with a dream to get into Brown University,

  • Spin the Dawn — Teen Review

    Review by Jasmine Sov, 14 Spin the Dawn By Elizabeth Lim Maia Tamarin has always been an excellent tailor, following in her father’s footsteps with thread and needle. But while her aspirations reach sky-high, her reality is potentially having to marry the loathsome son of a baker in order to

  • The Meaning of Birds — Teen Review

    Review by Jasmine Sov, 14 The Meaning of Birds By Jaye Robin Brown Jessica Perez’s girlfriend means everything to her. Vivi’s the one who drives Jess to pursue her love of drawing and makes her strive to be better about her anger issues. To Jess, the future suddenly holds countless

  • Youth Network — October 2020

    Youth Network – 10/07/2020 Focus:  Mental Health, Life Skills Present: Day One Youth Advocates:  Ashley Nancy Keary Estrella Emily Jessica Demond  Library Teen Advisory Board or Youth Interns: Jane Natalie Noah Jasmine Brenden Library patrons:  Dylan Luna   Agenda and Notes Notes from last meeting (Sept 2020)  http://pasadena-library.net/teens/2020/youth-network-september-2020/ Icebreaker: What