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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 visit our 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:

Coveer image for Teen Zine Issue 10 (Summer 2023): White background with sketches s of teens reading


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 10 - Summer 2023
Issue 1 - Fall 2014

Teens' Blog

  • As If on Cue – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Kaelin Lee, age 15 As If on Cue by Marisa Kanter Natalie has been lifelong rivals with Reid. So when the school cuts all funding for the arts, ergo cutting Natalie’s hope of directing her student-written play, she finds herself up against Reid again to allocate funding for

  • Damned If You Do – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 17 Damned If You Do by Alex Brown Ever since Cordelia Scott’s abusive father left when she was ten, life has been pretty normal. Now in her senior year of high school, Cordelia has other concerns: stage managing the school play, crushing on her best

  • A Year to the Day – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Samuel Redfearn, age 16 A Year to the Day by Robin Benway It’s been exactly a year since Leo’s sister and closest friend, Nina, died. She can’t even remember the accident. They had been driving around with Nina’s boyfriend, East. She remembers singing along to “Time After Time”,

  • levelUP 6: Youth Leadership Lunch & Mixer

    This year, we held a networking event instead of our traditional levelUP Youth Leadership Conference. The levelUP Youth Leadership Lunch & Mixer aimed to provide our local youth with the opportunity to learn and connect with local leaders and peers who share similar interests and aspirations. The event consisted of

  • Bubble Tea a.k.a. Boba Milk Tea

    Welcome to Out of the Pantry. We’re making bubble tea, also known as boba milk tea. We’ll be making it from scratch. It is a very simple recipe, though it does take quite a long time because there’s a lot of wait time. My name is Jane Gov, from the