Lynchburg Public Library

Zine Collection

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The Lynchburg Public Library is currently seeking donations for our new 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 Berkley Simmons, Youth Services Librarian 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, including art, food, music, etc. Zines can come in many different shapes and sizes and include original writing and illustrations. 

Zines in our collection: 

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.”

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

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

Fall Tween and Teen Programs

Fall Book Box

Teen Advisory Board 

Hill City Teens

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