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 visit our 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.
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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 10 - Summer 2023
Issue 1 - Fall 2014
- A Thousand Heartbeats – Teen Book Review
Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 17 A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass Princess Annika has always longed for true love. But within the bounds of Meckonah Castle, she knows that isn’t possible for her. Since her mother’s disappearance, her once-loving father has grown distant, and the needs of the kingdom
- Dark Room Etiquette – Teen Book Review
Reviewed by Samuel Redfearn, age 17 Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe Sixteen-year-old Saye Wayte has been wealthy enough his entire life to never have many worries. His existence is such that he rarely holds any concerns for the feelings of others, and while he insists he isn’t a cruel
- Inaugural Ballers – Teen Book Reviews
Reviewed by Amber Elias, age 17 Inaugural Ballers by Andrew Maraniss Quickly after the invention of basketball by James Naismith, it was women who popularized the sport in late 19th century America. From then on, the battle for women’s representation in sports began, especially team sports played in schools and
- Spell Hacker – Teen Book Review
Reviewed by Hailey Chen, age 16 Spell Hacker by M.K England Diz is like any other 18-year-old girl her age living in Kyrkarta. Tight-knit group of friends? Check. Living in a crappy apartment? Check. Running an illegal Maz siphoning gig, therefore stealing from a major corporation? Check. Magic, more commonly known
- Ace of Spades – Teen Book Review
Reviewed by Samuel Redfearn, age 16 Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé Chiamaka Adebayo: Niveus Private Academy’s Head Prefect for three years running, a valedictorian candidate, the most popular and powerful student. That’s who she is at the beginning of her senior year at Niveus, having worked harder than anyone else ever since