Music Therapy

Feeling a little down or stressed? Listening to music is a great way to adjust your mood and get you back on track. And the library is just the place to find the resources you need, whether it be by downloading or streaming music for free from SCCLD's Freegal service or app, or by choosing some great CDs from the library's richly diverse collections.

Freegal offers 5 free downloads per week and unlimited streaming.  Get to it from our Home page by clicking Online Library 24/7 and choosing eMovies and eMusic in the Format section . (Or you can click here.) Scroll down to Freegal and click on the photo.  The resulting page has more information about Freegal, and a tutorial to follow to see how it works. All you need is your library card  for computer access, or you can download the Freegal app for free on Android or iOS devices. Have a blast creating your own playlists from the over 8 million songs from 28,000+ labels available through Freegal!

You can also browse SCCLD's CD collection. Here are some suggestions I've put together for my own special brand of music therapy to help me recenter. Have fun picking out what works best for you!

The Best of Simon & Garfunkel
Go straight to "The 59th St. Bridge Song (feelin' groovy)" for the most immediate feel-good results.

Silver Morning
So many good ones on here, but try "Haven't We Met" first.

A Foreign Affair
"Antigua" will take you to a tropical destination.

Up, up and Away
"Up, Up and Away" whisks you away into The Fifth Dimension!

Best of the Friends of Distinction
I guarantee that "Grazing in the Grass" will put you in the right picnic mood.

The Very Best of Donovan
"Mellow Yellow" is the one to target here.