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Posted on: August 17, 2020

John Cotton Dana Award Recipient


ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 17, 2020) — While many in-person programs are temporarily on hold due to the coronavirus crisis, Anaheim Public Library continues to serve the community with modified services, including curbside pickup, craft supplies and virtual programs.

 This weekend, we’re moving one of our biggest events of the year online. Join us for the seventh annual OC Zine Fest on Aug. 22. ⠀

The Anaheim Public Library has served as an official host for the annual event for art and zine lovers since 2017. The festival is where DIY creators “table” each year to promote their independently and self-published zines.

Our award-winning OC Zine Fest attracts hundreds of zine enthusiasts, who together celebrate one of the most interesting forms of literacy.

In the past, attendees of the event were able to browse, discuss and purchase materials directly from zine creators. 

However, this year’s event will look a little different, just like everything these days that has been impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

Zinesters can participate by watching Instagram takeovers, studio tours and zine readings on the OC Zine Fest Instagram through the month.

The virtual experience will give viewers insight into the creative process of zine creators and the effects of the culture. 

The month-long celebration culminates in a full day of live YouTube panel discussions, starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. Find the program schedule at

You can also check out zines, just like a book, DVD or video game, from your neighborhood library with our contact-free pickup service. 

As an extension of the library’s mission to promote literacy, we’re the only library in Orange County to provide a zine collection.

The zine collection is donation-based and provides a unique opportunity for the Anaheim and greater Orange County residents to contribute to the collection and share their work with others.

Anaheim Public Library was recently recognized for our success with OC Zine Fest and zine collection, receiving the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award given by the American Library Association. 

The John Cotton Dana Award was started by The H.W. Wilson Company at the 1946 annual conference of the American Library Association. The award is named after the first librarian to make use of public relations to promote library activities. Dana, known as the father of the modern library, strove to make libraries accessible to as many people as possible. The awards are funded by the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

This is first time Anaheim Public Library has been a recipient of the award.

Find details about Anaheim Library’s continued services at

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