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Contrary to most stories, this one begins with an ending. Vinyl records had reached their swan song in 1988 when CDs outsold them for the first time. Adapting to the times, the library began to purchase more CDs and devote floor space to them, banishing 17,500 LPs to the basement. There they slumbered on metal shelves…until now.

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Something magical happened on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at about 6:30 p.m. It may have seemed like a typical weeknight to you. But one Hyde Park woman set a record by simply downloading an audiobook from the Library’s eBranch and Overdrive.

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