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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 9 (Cover image) Made by Teens for Teens Winter 2021; Issue 9


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

  • Red Hood — Teen Book Review

    Review by Jasmine Sov, 15 Red Hood By Elana K. Arnold On homecoming night, Bisou Martel is with her boyfriend on the dance floor when another boy, Tucker, gets in the way to try to dance with her instead. After standing up to Tucker, Bisou later has an intimate moment

  • Out of the Pantry: Pasta

    Out of the Pantry: Cooking Class for Teens We made a simple vegetarian pasta using pantry ingredients. Watch the video for step-by-step instructions. Intro script from video: My name is Jane Gov, and I am the teen librarian at Pasadena Public Library. The following video was edited from a live

  • Teen Advisory Board — December 2020

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 12/12/2020 Present:  Jasmine, Vivien, Luke, Genevieve, Leo Announcement **Writing contest judges:  If you want to judge the writing contest, you can do so by reading and sending me your results via email.  Agenda:  Quick interactive polls using Zoom annotations. Purpose – to learn

  • Pasadena Scavenger Hunt

    So you think you know Pasadena, huh? Let’s put your navigation expertise to the test. Join in on a scavenger hunt. There are nine clues that lead to locations within the City of Pasadena. We hope you have fun getting out and exploring our amazing city! This program was created

  • Splinters of Scarlet — Teen review

    Review by Genevieve Harvey, 17 Splinters of Scarlet By Emily Bain Murphey The story begins with a subtle elucidation to the complications and disappointments that come from orphanage life. Agnes and Marit, two females who grew out of the Mill orphanage and currently work at Thorsen’s, are anticipating the arrival