Beacon Library Offers Free Music Streaming

Friends pay for subscription to Freegal

The Howland Public Library has added free streaming music to its catalog, allowing cardholders to access more than 6 million songs from 28,000 labels. Cardholders also download three MP3 songs per week.

To access the service, known as Freegal, visit The service has free mobile apps at the Apple App Store and Google Play. The library was able to purchase access to Freegal with assistance from the Beacon Reads Bookstore at 309 Main St., which is operated by the Friends of the Howland Public Library.

For information, call 845-831-1134.

The library also offers a streaming music service called IndieFlix that can be accessed on computers, phones, tablets, Roku, Xbox and Apple TV devices. In Cold Spring, the Butterfield Library also offers IndieFlix and allows patrons to check out Roku devices to stream movies. Visit for info.

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