Summer Reading is Underway!

Reading logs for kids, teens, and adults are available at the library, at Bookmobile stops, or can be printed from bit.ly/bplsrp2024. Prize information is also available at that same link. View our summer programs at bit.ly/bplsummerprograms. Library programs are always free!

Drive Up Window & Permanent Book Drop are now open!

Though façade work will not be completed until July, the new drive up and the permanent book drop are now open!
Those wanting to pick up hold items at the Drive-Up need to select ”Drive-Up” as the pickup library when placing the hold.
Items placed on hold for pickup at the Main Library will only be available inside the library.

All About Zines

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Program Type:

Online Program

Age Group:

Teens
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade

Program Description

Teens will have the opportunity to explore different methods of making Zines as part of National Novel Writing Month.

Zines have been around since the 1930s and were originally called fanzines. They are small, informal, DIY publications which use a combination of creative material (including text, images, and/or art) to express just about anything, from ideas, views, fandom, short stories, and more. When teens are finished with the program, they will have produced a Zine to keep and/or distribute among friends and family. They will need a computer, about five pieces of blank paper, a stapler, and anything they prefer to draw with if they choose to create a non-digital Zine. Teens who use a computer to digitally create their Zines will have an option to print their Zines at the Library. 

Registration opens at 9am on Monday, October 31, and can be completed online below, by calling 309.590.6168, or in person at the Adult Services Desk.

The program will take place virtually on Zoom. Those who register will receive a link to the program in their registration confirmation email.

Questions regarding registration can be emailed to techprogramming@bloomingtonlibrary.org.