Teen Zine

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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: Pumpkin Empanadas

    We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! We’re learning about empanadas and how to make pastry dough from scratch. This dough technique (cutting cold butter into flour) is similar to making pie crusts, biscuits, scones, pasties, turnover dough, and other pastries. This process creates tiny air pockets (the butter) in your dough,

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    Review by Sam Redfearn , 12 Incredible Doom By Matthew Bogart Allison is struggling with the psychological manipulation of her father, who is a stage magician. Samir lives at his grandmother’s house with his father, who is divorced from his mother. Richard is moving into a new town, leaving his

  • This is Not a Ghost Story — Teen Book Review

    Review by Emily Battaglia , 17 This is Not a Ghost Story By Andrea Portes Mere months before Daffodil Turner begins her new life in college, she finds herself with a rather unusual summer job: house sitting a dusty old mansion for a strange old couple. As the days drag

  • Teen Advisory Board — August 2021

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, August 21, 2021 at Hastings Branch Library   Present:  Staff:  Jane, Angel Members: Yenyi, Noah, Vivien, Caelie, Gabrielle (Gem), Aminda, Leo   Announcements:  TAB podcast invite – 2-3 TAB members in discussion with another library’s TAB; Noah volunteered. Anyone else? Will also reach

  • Teen Advisory Board — July 2021

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, July 24, 2021 at Hastings Branch Library   Present:  vivien, maya, leo, genevieve   Well-being grant Economic well-being (financial) Emotional well-being (mental health) Environmental well-being (space) Inner well-being (purpose, self) Intellectual well-being (creative) Physical well-being (health, food) Social well-being (relationships) Vocational well-being (work