Robbins Library in Arlington to begin selling vinyl records

ARLINGTON, Mass. — Who doesn’t love a good record? The Robbins Library in Arlington has 3-thousand vinyl records for sale.

It’s an eclectic mix, to say the least. Lovingly borrowed and returned to the Robbins Library in Arlington for decades, more than 3,000 vinyl albums are going on sale this weekend.

“Over the years, as the rise of CDs came about, our vinyl collection got moved into storage. We needed. We only have so much room in the library for everything,” says Assistant library director Amanda Troha says it’s part of the natural evolution of the library.

Jazz, classical, pop, and everything in between, volunteers with the Friends of the Library unboxed, cleaned, and priced each of the albums.

“I think I think it took six evenings for three people and we gradually went through all of them,” says Andrew Fischer, one of the friends of the Library.

There were some surprising finds, including the box sets of Keith Jarrett. Ten records in one box.

The last time they purchased new records for the library was back in 1996. But if you’re looking for the poetry of Keats, you’re in luck.

The folks here want to stress the albums aren’t new, but at 3-bucks and up, they say having a little piece of library history is worth the price.

“I do think there are some very passionate vinyl people and that is awesome and it is a cool way to listen to music. So I think we will get a good amount of people who want to come and see what was in the collection and take a little piece of the library home with them.“

If you want to check it out, head to Robbins Library Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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