by Maddie, Main Library
Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how to make your own zine at home with only paper, scissors, and markers.
Want to read some zines?
Did you know that The City Library has one of the largest zine collections west of the Mississippi? Oh yeah. We've been collecting zines from around the country, and the world, since the 1990s, and have over 6,000 items. You can even search for them in the library catalog. Just do a keyword search for "zines." You'll even be able to place them on hold and come check them out. Rad.
You can also read some teen-made zines online in our Teen Squad collection. Look for the Mental Health Books Zine, and Learning About Social Equality Through Literature. If you'd like us to print a free copy for you, or help you print your own zines, see this page for more details.
A zine festival?
Did you know that The City Library has hosted an Alternative Press Festival every year for the last 11 years? Zine makers and other independent artists gather to share their creations, sell art, and talk about zines. Visit our Alt Press Fest archive to see posters, read interviews, and see art from past year's festivals.
This year's festival is happening virtually in October, but there will still be ways to get involved and take home some awesome local art. Don't miss the Teen Zine Reading on October 17th at 2pm, featuring local teen zine makers. Whether you’re a beginner or have your own zine series, we’d love to have you join! It will be a drop-in event, so no registration is required. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for event links and latest details on this year's festival.
Thanks for reading and have fun making art!
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