The San Diego County Library held a zine workshop during our library's art festival, where each participant created a page related to the loose theme of "Art."
The library provided all the materials on a large table, including pre-cut paper, markers, colored pencils, stamps, weeded illustrated books and magazines for collaging, glue and scissors. After the program, all the pages were compiled and formatted into a DIY magazine (a.k.a. "zine"). Finally, the zine was cataloged and entered into the library's collection as a reference item so the contributors could admire their work.
This program has gone through several iterations and can be adapted to any age group or interest.
Introduce your patrons to zines — homemade magazines — and help get them started making their own.