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

  • Teen Advisory Board — November 2021

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, November 27, 2021 at Hastings Branch Library   Present: luke, leo, noah, jasmine, aminda, vivien   Announcements:  Jackbox games is on Tues. Feb. 15 from 4:30-6pm at Hastings Branch Library Save the date: State of the Youth on Wed. Jan. 26 In Dec.

  • Out of the Pantry: Fresh Pasta

    In this lesson, we are making fresh handmade pasta with a sweet corn lemon sauce. This lesson will take about 2-3 hours, so I recommend setting aside a long afternoon to complete the recipe. Take your time in rolling and shaping your pasta. Share the experience with family or friends.

  • Teen Advisory Board — October 2021

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, October 16, 2021 at Hastings Branch Library   Present:  Staff:  Jane, Angel Members: Leo, Jasmine, Jesus, Yenyi, Aminda   Announcements:  Progress of Bullying Prevention Month activities. Passed out 95 Care Kits and 1000 ribbons so far.    Discussions:    Discuss zine articles –

  • Bookmark Drawing Contest

    We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Bookmark Drawing Contest. Artists were challenged to submit a black and white drawing for a “coloring page” in the size of a bookmark. Thanks to everyone who voted including our staff and community members.  We received some truly beautiful submissions. The

  • 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,