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Libraries: Your Free Entertainment Hub

Apr 07, 2016 02:04PM ● By Tori La Rue

By Tori La Rue | [email protected] 

Draper - Most people see the library as a place to check out books. It is, but it is also so much more. The library is a one-stop-shop for free things.

It’s a free place to access Wi-Fi, and, unlike McDonalds, you don’t have to feel obligated to purchase something off of the dollar menu to compensate for the freebie. While you’re using the Wi-Fi, you might as well download some free music or movies off of Freegal, a totally legal site that allows users to download media using their library cards. 

If none of the music or videos on Freegal interest you, don’t worry. The library has thousands of CDs and DVDs to choose from. Since the close of Blockbuster and Hollywood Video, Netflix, Hulu, video streaming sites, and Red Box have taken over the at-home movie scene. But what if the movie or TV show you want to watch is too old to be offered from these movie distributors? If it’s an oldie but a goodie, chances are it’s at the library.