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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

  • Out of the Pantry: Yaki Udon

    Welcome to Out of the Pantry. Today we are making Yaki udon to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. What is udon?  Udon is chewy Japanese noodles made from wheat flour, water, and salt. It is typically served in a simple dashi-based broth and is thicker than buckwheat soba

  • Out of the Pantry: Soft Pretzels

    April is National Soft Pretzel Month! Today you are going to learn how to use a baking soda bath for baking and will learn how to make and shape soft pretzels. The baking soda bath method is not the traditional way of making soft pretzels; traditional soft pretzels usually require a

  • Teen Advisory Board — February 2022

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, February 19, 2022 at Hastings Branch Library   Present: Aminda, Leo, Vivien, Jasmine   Announcements:  Jackbox games is on March 16 Results of your votes and advice from December – Well-Being care kits, Well-Being lending kits, games, steam kits, puzzles   Discussions:   

  • Teen Advisory Board — January 2022

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, January 24, 2022 on Zoom   Present: Aminda, Gabrielle, Leo, Luke, Noah, Vivien, Yenyi   Announcements:  Staffing changes Jackbox games is on Tues. Feb. 15 from 4:30-6pm at Hastings Branch Library   Discussions:    Update on The Way to Well-Being Projects Discussion on

  • Out of the Pantry: Calas

    In celebration of Black History Month, we are making and learning about calas rice fritters. Calas are similar to beignets in preparation and taste. They are usually made of leftover rice with sugary egg batter, then friend and dusted with powdered sugar. “Calas” is from the Nupe word ‘kárá’ meaning