Pete Seeger’s influence over my life, starting in early childhood, is so large and lasting that it helped inspire me to become a musician and music librarian. I love sing-alongs! I love the feeling of exhilaration from participating in music with a group. I love the fact that a powerful song can incite social change. I love that Pete Seeger recorded tons of American folk songs for the same reason that the Grimm brothers collected and wrote down fairy tales: for posterity.
I have chosen to honor Mr. Seeger’s memory by listening (and singing) to his recordings streaming on our database Smithsonian Global Sound. In fact, the Carnegie Library has a large array of streaming music databases that you can listen to on your very own computer, or on a wide variety of devices. “Remote Access” allows you to get these services outside of the library building with your library card. CLP also has a service called Freegal, that allows you to download and keep three free MP3 music tracks each week with no software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. There’s even an app for it!
This library was made for you and me.