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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. To submit your writing, click HERE.

Click on the Teen Zine cover to view the latest issue of the Teen Zine:

Teen Zine Issue 7


Teen Zine Archive

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

  • DIY Wax Seal

    Instructions adapted from https://www.instructables.com/id/Wax-Seals-From-a-Laser-Cutter/   Supplies Thick acrylic to laser cut – 4.5 mm or thicker A peg, bobbin, or any other item with a flat end to use as a handle Hot glue or 2-part epoxy glue Sealing wax Nonstick spray or oil Laser cutter or Carvey   Make your […]

  • New Books – April 2019 edition

    New YA Books Descendant of the Crane Joan He · Albert Whitman & Company Pages: 400 Format: Hardcover “Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own.” Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust […]

  • Dear Evan Hansen — Teen Review

    review by Jacob Chon, age 16 Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich with Steve Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul     It is every teenager’s dream to be popular; but, it’s every teenager’s nightmare for it to unravel. Evan only knew Connor a bit before he killed himself, but because of a small brush […]

  • Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots — Teen Review

    review by Nina Dinan, age 15 Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Margarita Engle     This gripping verse novel, written by Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle, tells the story of a Mexican-American family living in Los Angeles during the Zoot Suit Riots. Marisela and Lorena are sisters, laboring daily […]

  • Teen Advisory Board — March 2019

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 3/18/19 Focus of March meeting: summer planning Assignment: N/A   Agenda   Debrief & upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop on April 29 Writing meetups – Mar. 28 facilitator? YA Book Club – Apr 1 & May 3 facilitator, Liam Game Days […]