Launch of the South Side Zine Library in Chicago

five metal library shelves filled with boxes of zines and zine making supplies

June 9th marked the launch of the South Side Zine Library, located within the Richard J Daley Branch of the Chicago Public Library (3400 S Halsted St in Bridgeport). The new library is a partnership between Chicago Public Library, Quimby’s Bookstore, Zine Club Chicago. Founded by Cynthia Hanifin, the library got an excellent kickoff with readings, zine making, and a punk a capella performance.

a crowd of people talking in small groups and reading zines one shelf of the zine library, showing a fishbowl full of paper slips with creative prompts, a guide to making a mini zine, and a sign reading "zine making supplies, please help yourself"

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