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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 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.

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

  • A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix — Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 16 A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C. B Lee The tale of Zheng Yi Sao is renowned all across the South China Sea—a tale of a woman pirate, her legendary Dragon Fleet, and a famous lost treasure. It’s just one of

  • A Thousand Steps into Night — Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 16 A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee Otori Miuko is just a simple innkeeper’s daughter—average in every way, meant to be gentle and demure and bear fat, healthy sons for a future husband. The problem is, she isn’t gentle and demure—her loudness is

  • The Passing Playbook — Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Giselle Carlos, age 16 The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons Spencer Harris is ready for a new start. While weary of the burden of going into a private school, fifteen-year-old Spencer is determined to ease his parent’s nervous minds and make this year great, and most importantly, lay

  • Not My Problem — Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Amber Elias, age 15 Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth Dispite how rough Aideen’s home life was, along with the father who was married to another woman with a completely different family, and her mother who let that wretched man use her over and over while struggling with

  • Edie in Between — Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 16 Edie in Between by Laura Sibson All Edie Mitchell wanted to do after her mom died was to forget that she ever had magic—but it’s not that easy when it’s been in her blood for generations. After she discovers her mom’s teenage journal, it