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The Lynchburg Public Library is currently seeking donations for our Zine Collection!


The Zine Collection is for teens and young adults is a growing collection and is located in the teen room at the Main Branch of the Lynchburg Public Library. Zines are available for Library use only, meaning that they cannot be checked out and may be viewed in the teen room only.

Zines appropriate for teens and young adults may be donated to the Library. To donate a zine, contact the Youth Department at 434-455-6320. One copy of each unique zine title may be donated to the Library.

What is a Zine?

Pronounced “zeen,” a zine is a printed form of media that is often handmade and self-published. They’re easily reproduced (usually on photocopiers) and cover a variety of topics such as art, food, music, etc. Zines can come in many different shapes and sizes and include original writing and illustrations. 

Zines in our collection: 

Do-It-Yourself Menstrual Zine by Aren and the Menstrual Blog – “A gender inclusive zine about healthy bodies.”

Ella World: Teen Dreamz by Ella Morrison, Pragati Marks, Conner Absher, and Chloe Sizemore – “Illustrations and poetry expressing the journey through adolescence. All moody and all cute.”

Gas Mask Poems by Hattie Eshelman and Ashley Roth – “One page which the artists blacked out in a number of different ways.”

Gastro Quirks Vol. 1 by Stephen Kissel – “Weird combos of food and quirky habits of various people are illustrated in this first volume.”

A Guide to Respectfully Hitting on People by Casey Pegg, Art by Nicole Mazzeo – “An informative zine with information on how to respectfully let someone know that you are interested in them.”

I Want to Read This But I Can’t by Lynchburg Group Home – A collection of images, poetry, and comics from teens at the Lynchburg Group Home.

Lost by Stephen Kissel – “A dog that’s lost its owner finds a way home.”

A Love Beyond Time & Space a BadaGine Anthology – “A fanzine dedicated to Bardock and Gine.”

Oh Hello My Friend by Chatham Monk

A Selection of Certain Unruly Emotions by Hattie Eshelman and Ashley Roth – “An imagined illustration book of our emotions as though we were dissecting and studying organs.”

Vs. by Stephen Kissel and Krys Kinsel – “Quirky random encounters where characters ‘battle’ in this collaborative zine.”

You Tell Me by Chatham Monk

Teen Advisory Board 

Hill City Teens