Written by Brooke WagnerOn a recent trip to the library I noticed a computer screen saver that sparked my curiosity. It read “Three free songs a week!” Of course, being a bargain hunter I had to investigate.

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The new system is called “Freegal” and thousands of libraries across the country are linking up with it to give patrons access to free music downloads. All you need is a library card, an iTunes account, and a listening device.

You can choose from hundreds of thousands of songs for up to three downloads a week to your iTunes account, and then upload them to your iPod, MP3 player, etc. The best part — the songs are yours to keep free of charge.

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Library districts all over Colorado are participating — Douglas County, Arapahoe, Aurora, Berthoud, and Boulder, to name a few. Simply use this link www.freegalmusic.com/users/ildlogin to log in with your library card and last name, and go from there.

I plan to keep a running list of songs to download. Happy listening!

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– In her Brooke’s Bargains blog Brooke Wagner writes about finding bargains and saving money for her family. She calls it one of her favorite hobbies. Blog entries cover everything from the latest steals, deals, and freebies to cheap family activities, saving for college, and what to buy right now. Tweet Brooke your ideas at @BrookeCBS4.