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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

  • All of Us with Wings — Teen Review

    Review by Jasmine Sov, 15 All of Us with Wings By Michelle Ruiz Keil Xochi, a 17-year-old Mexican-American girl running from the pain of her past, is the live-in governess of Pallas, a smart 12-year-old who lives with her rock star family in post-punk San Francisco. Thanks to the band’s fame,

  • Soulswift — Teen Book Review

    Review by Amber Elias, 14 Soulswift By Megan Bannen When Gelya, a Vessel who sings the word of the Father or the One True God in the eyes of the Ovnists, becomes tangled in a military secret alongside Tavik, an Elathian Kantari Two-Swords, AKA the epitome of a heathen, the pair

  • Youth Network — April 2021

    April 7, 2021 Youth Network meeting   Agenda Icebreaker breakout pairs – What everyday skill or knowledge do you wish you had before ? (10 min) Finance Retirement Mortgages / rent Taxes x3 Driving skills Communication skills – reaching out to people; asking for help or to clarify instructions Email

  • Teen Advisory Board — March 2021

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, March 20, 2021   Present:  Noah, Leo, Vivien, Caelie, Genevieve, Luke, Yenyi, Jasmine,    Announcements:  New zine New game collection Take & make / artnight   Vote:  Summer reading prizes Vote ~ top prize selections are water bottle and bamboo cutlery set; a

  • The Lightness of Hands — Teen Book Review

    Review by Jasmine Sov, 15 The Lightness of Hands By Jeff Garvin After Ellie Dante’s dad—a once-great stage magician—attempted an ambitious trick on live TV and failed, his career went completely down the drain. Now, Ellie and her father have been struggling to make ends meet, living in an old