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Brooklyn Library Debuts New Vinyl Collection

Aug 23, 2022

Melisa Yuriar

2 min read

Brooklyn’s Public Library has introduced a new vinyl collection at the library for all of its members beginning this month. The collection is located on the first floor, in the New & Noteworthy room.

The room includes several listening stations and hundreds of records to browse and check out. The vinyl library’s stock spans close to 400 records and features a plethora of genres that range from country, pop, hip hop, classical, and many more.

The Grand Army Plaza Central Library, based alongside Prospect Park, will allow its library cardholders to play and listen to the records before borrowing them at listening stations. Per the library’s rules, only three albums may be checked out at a time by cardholders and only f​​or a three-week period. Records cannot be put on hold in advance, and all vinyl must be borrowed and returned in person.

The growing collection at the time of this writing includes offerings by Hye Jin Park, Talking Heads, Erykah Badu, Al Green, Lady Gaga, and Notorious B.I.G., with plenty more to be added soon.

A unique collection of music made by famous New York musicians and producers is now available for checkout, including artists of the likes of Suzanne Vega, The Strokes, George Gershwin, the Velvet Underground, and more.

In addition to the collection’s debut, the library is also offering new programs for those interested in audio production and DJing.

The library will be hosting D.J.s to spin during two sessions of their new 'August Lunch Beats' program, to take place in the Central Lobby on August 18 and 25. Then, on August 30, D.J. Face Control will be spinning the decks in the evening, beginning at 7 pm.

View the entire collection on the Brooklyn Public Library website or visit the venue in person for further information.

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