Turning 24 Hour Zine Thing into an event

I’m a youth services librarian in a public library, prostate and I’m going to host a 24 Hour Zine Thing. We’ll be meeting at the library at 4 p.m. Most of these kids haven’t heard of a zine, let alone made one before, so we’ll talk about what a zine is, look at some examples, and get down to business: the library provides paper, glue sticks, markers, pens, collage fodder, and some background music. The kids can work on their zines, asking questions and getting advice as they get started. Then, the kids go home.

The next day, we’ll meet at 3 p.m. The kids will bring their in-process (and h0pefully close to done) zine, and we’ll finish up and make copies to trade.

It’ll be a good way to introduce zines to my community, provide an activity for these summer-vacation-crazy kids, and maybe even get some local zines in our collection.


#1 Kat on 06.30.07 at 8:51 pm

That is pretty much sweet. I wish I had one of those nearby.

#2 nicci on 07.05.07 at 6:12 pm

that’s just too awesome.
i took a book making class with a fairly well known book artist when i was in 5th grade… about to be in 6th. technically it was the summer between.
we made photocopies of favorite photos and collaged them into little one of a kind books with a western binding.
that was one of the coolest experiences ever. clearly it’s carried over into my zines.

you’re doing those kids a great service, and if there’s anyone like me, they’ll think of you fondly years down the line.

woot! zines.

#3 chrissy on 07.12.07 at 5:40 pm

Awesome idea! I was just clicking over here to get some info to finish up a library school assignment having to do with creating a zine making workshop, but it looks like you already did my homework for me. Righteous!

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