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Zine Collection at Seattle Public Library

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Nov 12, 2006, 7:51pm Top

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know about a new zine collection that's starting at the downtown Seattle Public Library in January 2007. I am working on this project with a teen librarian there and am trying to spread the word. Please see the official call for donations below, and please forward this call to anyone you think may be interested.



The Seattle Public Library (SPL) is starting a trial zine collection at the Central Library. Located in the Teen Section, the collection will feature zines created by younger people in the Pacific Northwest, especially the greater Seattle area. Patrons may read zines in the library or borrow them to enjoy at home.

We encourage local self-publishers to help us broaden our collection by donating their zines, comics, and other self-published literary endeavors to SPL.* Our goal is to create a collection that will represent the amazing variety of zines, comics and other self-published works produced by young people in the Northwest and introduce these often-overlooked publications to a wider audience. By creating a zine collection, we also hope to broaden patrons’ opportunities for pleasure reading and self-education through alternative literary forms. We particularly favor zines and comics that are produced by teens and younger adults (13 to 30 year-olds) who are greater Seattle residents.

Please send your zines to: Jennifer Bisson, Teen Librarian c/o Teen Center, Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave 98104, or drop them off at the Teen Center desk located on the 3rd level of the Central Library. If you have any questions or comments about this program, please write to Jennifer at TeenCenter@spl.org

Thank you for your help and please check out your zines and others at the Central Library!

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