The Teen Zine Workshop at the Athens-Clarke County Library on April 18th was a great success! Thanks to all of the teens that attended and an extra thanks to those that donated their zines to the teen zine collection. It felt so wonderful to teach a younger generation about something that I love so dearly.
I will be leading a zine workshop for Athens-area teens!
No adults allowed.
Except for me, I suppose.
Library Hosts Zine Workshop, April 18
ATHENS, Ga. – Want to learn about zines? On Friday, April 18, from 4-6 p.m. the library’s own Ms. Brandy will be teaching teens ages 11-18 the history of zines in Multipurpose Room A. Participants will also be able to make their very own pocket zines. The teens can even contribute to, swap or add to the library’s official zine collection which is located near the teen desk.
The workshop celebrates the FLUKE Mini Comics and Zines Fest at the 40 Watt Club, which will take place on Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. The 40 Watt Club is located at 285 West Washington Street, Athens and more information about the festival can be found at www.flukeathens.com.
This library event is free and registration is not required. For more information, please visit or call the Young Adult department at (706) 613-3650 ext. 329. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.
New print available in my shop - ‘Read more zines’. Comes delivered with in a cellobag with mountboard backing. Bang!
Awesome print by Steve Larder
This would be a perfect accompaniment to the teen zine collection.
Here’s the Athens-Clarke County Library YA zine collection. Sure, it’s a small collection, but you have to start somewhere.
If you are interested in donating zines to the collection or have a question, please click on Ask Me Anything link at the top if the Zine Hoarder page and write a note.
I bought a roll of forever stamps but failed to get some one centers for my postcards.
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Someone asked if we were accepting Spanish language zines for the Athens-Clarke County Library YA zine collection and the answer is yes! We have quite a few teens that would benefit greatly from having access to zines written in Spanish, both those that are native speakers and those that are learning the language. Please email me at berdmann at athenslibrary dot org if you need more info or would like to donate.
Help Athens-area teens discover the world of zines by donating, trading, or reposting. Please contact me at the email address above with any questions or concerns. Thanks!
neverbleedingblue asked: Hi there, I just wanted to ask if there's anything I could do to help with the zine project you're doing at the library. I'm a freshman at UGA and I've really started to get into zines recently. And I'd love to get involved with the project if you need help collecting or organizing or just anything else. Thanks!
Hi there! So, we just started this project and and haven’t worked out a concrete plan quite yet. Right now we’re focusing on gathering zines for the collection. One way you could help would be by passing along info on zines that would be a good fit for the collection. I hope to begin the zine-making aspect of the project within the next few months and will probably need help in compiling and constructing the zine. If you have any interest in putting together a zine, you could sign up as a library volunteer and help out. Finally, one of the best ways you can help is by spreading the word.
Thanks so much for contacting me! You are awesome.
As some of you might know, I work in the YA department at the Athens-Clarke County Library (Athens, Georgia). We cater to teens and tweens ages 11-18 and offer many great programs for them throughout the year. From chess to anime to murder mysteries, our YA department keeps local teens engaged and provides them with a safe place to learn and have fun. Unfortunately, our book collection hasn’t been receiving the attention it deserves. To remedy this, we’ve dedicated 2014 to revamping our collection by adding more nonfiction, manga series, and ZINES! As the resident zinester, I’ve taken it upon myself to take charge of creating a zine library for our teen patrons. I’ve donated all, well, most, of my zine collection deemed age-appropriate, But, my collection isn’t enough. We’re in need of zines from local zinesters (Athens and Atlanta area), zines by and/or for teens, queer/gender/body-positive publications, and everything in-between. Most of our teen patrons have never had the opportunity to delve into the world of zines and we want to provide them with a wide range of topics and viewpoints with which to start their journey. Zines need to be appropriate for teens and tweens. We’re not looking to censor content, but it does need to be relatable to the teen set and shouldn’t get us in too much trouble with guardians. This project is just beginning and we have a budget of nothing. Because of this, we’re looking for donations or trades for the time being. Once we get our zine library established, we plan to start a passive zine program in which teens will create content to be compiled in black and white zine format. As far as trades go, we can add your name to a mailing list for a copy of our teen zine once it is complete or work out some other form of trade. Zines don’t have to be in mint condition, so we’ll gladly accept those well-read copies that clutter your desk or bookcase. If you would like to contact me for more information on this project or to donate or trade, email me at berdmann<at>athenslibrary<d0t>org. If you can’t trade or donate, then please consider sharing this post on Tumblr, Facebook, message boards, or anywhere else. Spread the word and help to expand the minds and world of Athens-area youth!
Thanks so much!