January 29, 2011

Library Love (7)

I noticed that when I talk about libraries with friends and family members, they often say, "I didn't know libraries offered that!" Library Love is a feature in which I share many different reasons for people to use and love their local library. Some things I mention may be obvious to those of you who routinely use your public library, but others may be new to you. Either way I hope that this feature inspires you to visit and support your local library! 
7. Listen to a wide variety of music by borrowing CDs or downloading MP3s. 

Are you a music lover? You may be surprised to learn that many libraries have a large collection of CDs available for checkout within their Multimedia area. From popular to classical music, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Your library may organize CDs by genre or just alphabetically by the artist's last name. Some library, such as the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, have a section on their website where they list new CD arrivals and the most popular albums. If you don't find what you are looking for at your library, you may even be able to request an Interlibrary Loan of a CD (depending on your local policies). 

Some libraries are starting to offer digital downloads of MP3 music files along with their eBooks and audiobooks. For example, Contra Costa County Library offers music downloads in several genres: Blues, Choral, Classical, Concertos, Opera, and Orchestral. 

Have you ever checked out music from your library?


Chic Fit Geek said...

I have checked CD's from the library. Very helpful.

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