When working as a youth services librarian at the Flagstaff Public Library, I put together a program proposal for a 3-pronged teen zine collection and programming: (1) a zine collection curated for and by FPL’s teens, (2) passive programming to allow the teens to make their own zines, which they could add to the collection should they choose, and (3) a Teen Zine publication made up of the creative contributions of our teens that would circulate biannually.
Though I never had the chance to see the program come into being, I wanted to share the proposal for teen librarians who might find all or parts useful to them. It includes the collection and program breakdown, an evaluation of our population to show why the collection and associated programming would be relevant, and links out to the teen zine programming and collections that I found being implemented at other public libraries.
If you end up using this proposal as a jumping off point for your own, please drop me a note I’d love to cheer you on and hear how it pans out!
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