Between the Stacks, a small-scale, self-published magazine, launched in 2022 to give creative teens and tweens an outlet to showcase their work. Young patrons across DeKalb County are encouraged to participate. “I express myself through art and literature,” says Lauren, a patron of Decatur Library. “The teen zine allows me to share myself with more people.” Teens and tweens contribute poetry, artwork, and prose. Each zine features a theme, such as banned books or oceans of possibilities. “I look forward to seeing the art, as well as looking at what my friends and fellow library-using-teens have to say,” shared Nico, a Hairston Crossing Library patron. “It feels very validating to see my work with all the others.” DCPL publishes a new zine each quarter. The Hairston Crossing Library keeps an archive of all issues. Click here to enjoy editions of the zine.