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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 8 (Cover image) Made by Teens for Teens Spring 2019; Issue 8


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

  • Lovely War — Teen Review

    Review by Kira Toal, 17 Lovely War By Julie Berry “Lovely War” by Julie Berry is a historical fiction romance novel set at the height of World War I and (here’s the interesting part:) narrated by Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. It features two main couples: Hazel and James, a talented young […]

  • Twice Dead — Teen Review

    Review by Jasmine Sov, 13 Twice Dead By Caitlin Seal “Twice Dead”, a story by Caitlin Seal set in the fictional land of Belavine City, is about a girl named Naya who meets her untimely death within the first chapter while on a trading mission for her merchant father. However, she’s not […]

  • New Books — May 2019 edition

    New YA Books The Unbroken Hearts Club Brooke Carter · Orca Book Publishers Pages: 160 Format: Paperback Ever since her mom died of Huntington’s disease, Logan has been in a permanent state of neutral. Her dad has been depressed and lonely, but Logan is . . . something else. So […]

  • Lovely, Dark, and Deep — Teen Review

    Review by Jasmine Sov, 13 Lovely, Dark, and Deep By Justina Chen Lovely, Dark, and Deep is the tale of Viola Wynne Li, a girl who’s hosted bake sales for about a thousand different causes. With two best friends and ambitions for becoming a foreign correspondent, life couldn’t be better. But when […]

  • Teen Advisory Board — April 2019

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 4/22/19 Present: Aminda, Carolyn, Chris, Emilie, Faith, Genevieve, Haile, Jonathan G,  Lauren, Liam, Liliana, Luke, Sophie, Taleen Focus of April meeting: summer planning, updates Assignment: N/A Handouts: Youth Services staff photos   Agenda   Debrief & upcoming (10 min) Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop on April […]