The Best is Back! Turntables & Vinyl Now Available at FCPL Teens

Did you know that music is one of the first intelligences to develop? Did you know that music is an immersive experience that involves the whole brain? Music-lovers often claim a personal connection to specific genres, sounds, and lyrics. At Frankfort Community Public Library we understand how important music is and strive to bring it to the community in as many formats as possible. Your library card provides access to streaming music, c.d.s, and now, vinyl records. 

Listening to a record is unique to any other format. Vinyl recordings allow for a more authentic, visceral experience. The argument for vinyl is in how the music is recorded and physicality of listening. Butcher of the the London Sound Academy (2020) explains, “The groves you can see on a vinyl record are actually sound waves or more like a type of fingerprint of the sound waves captured in … a vinyl record. These three-dimensional grooves cut in the vinyl record are a recording of how the sound waves behave as they move through the air”. Many music-lovers contend that vinyl, aside from live music, is the best way to listen, and now FCPL is bringing the best back! 

Curious? Here is more information on how vinyl works

The record collection can be found in the Frankfort Library Teen Department and can checked out with your library card. No turntable? No problem. You can check out turntables as well. Our turntables are portable, lightweight, and have the capability to connect via Bluetooth to larger speakers. Our vinyl record collection is new and growing. We have added several genres including show tunes, old-time crooners like Frank Sinatra, classic rock like AC/DC, and recent hits like Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. 

Since they are fragile, records and turntables must be returned to the Circulation Desk. We accept vinyl donations in good condition. Donations will be examined by the same criteria as new items when deciding whether or not it will be added to the collection. Items not used in the collection will be saved for use in other library programming. 

For more information contact Rachel Milburn at (765)654-8746 or


Butcher, M. (2020). How does vinyl work?. London Sound Academy. https://

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