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Demand for actors to read manuscripts into audiobooks is booming, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Some actors around the New York City area can even make a living at the trade.

The demand is up for actors because demand is up for audiobooks (The NYT report says revenues for audiobooks rose 22 percent in 2012 over 2011).

In a community such as Wimberley, with a significant population that travels to and from town for work, demand has always been high for audiibooks.

We just learned exactly how popular they are last week when we confronted almost-full CD book shelves and thus the problem of taking some of them out of circulation to make room for new ones.

We first decided to look at removing books that had not been checked out more than a few times in the last 12 months, and quickly discovered that the number would be too small to make the effort worthwhile.

So we abandoned that approach and found a used book rack that we are now putting newer audiobooks on, freeing up some signfiicant space. We also took a hard look at the space and one of our librarians noticed that we could add two shelves without cramming things.

Audiobooks will continue to be a big part of our collection ... even when the new shelves and the new rack are full. We'll just have to figure out what to do when that happens.

-- Carroll Wilson, Circulation Librarian

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