The Moore American

Local News

July 17, 2013

Library now offers music

MOORE — The Pioneer Library System has joined the Library Ideas’ network of public libraries that offer access to more than three million songs including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

The Freegal Music Service will allow the Pioneer Library System to increase the size and diversity of its downloadable service by offering access to more than 10,000 music labels from 65 different countries.

Registered cardholders of the Pioneer Library System can download three Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no cost via The songs are then theirs to keep. All they need is their library card number and four-digit PIN.

The Freegal Music Service also has an app, which is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

“We have been looking to expand our hometown libraries’ downloadable services. We think this will be incredibly popular with hometown library users and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Adriana Edwards-Johnson, PLS virtual library coordinator.

“Sony Music has an incredibly expansive and popular catalog and we are really excited to partner with them on this, a very important product for libraries,” said Brian Downing, co-founder of Library Ideas.

“A library is a focal point of the community that requires many tools to excite people about library resources. More than anything, that is the reason for the service.”

Libraries all over the world subscribe to the Freegal Music Service, including the Princeton, N.J., Public Library, Maricopa (Arizona) County Library District, The Edmonton Public Library, Orange County (Florida) Public Library, The Biblioteche di Bologna in Italy, Nashville Public Library and Fairfield (Connecticut) Public Library.

For more information about the Freegal Music Service, email questions to

For further information about online services offered through the Pioneer Library System, email

Text Only
Local News
  • Heathplex Healthplex, EMSStat recognized

    Norman Regional Health System’s Healthplex and EMSStat teams were recognized Thursday by the American Heart Association, receiving a Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • DHS opens lecture series

    People leaving incarceration face a variety of challenges even without a diagnosis of mental illness. But for those who face mental

    July 23, 2014

  • ‘Magic Kids’ get royal treatment

    A Moore elementary student is among three metro children honored by Oklahoma City radio station, KMGL-FM, as “Magic Kids” for their outstanding contributions to their families, schools and local communities.

    July 23, 2014

  • Toothpick holders’ convention coming

    Lynne Ryan has been collecting toothpick holders her entire life. “My parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. ‘Bud’ Gibbs started our collectio

    July 23, 2014

  • Gang member charged in shooting

    An Oklahoma City man police identified as a gang member was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon Thursday after sh

    July 23, 2014

  • Angels protect us

    A co-worker unpacked a box of copy machine paper from a cardboard box and got a nasty paper cut. Because the source was cardboard, it was deeper than most and the bleeding was difficult to stop.

    July 23, 2014

  • Southmoore student wins gold at National FCCLA

    More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country recen

    July 23, 2014

  • Sculpture brings tornado-torn community back together

    After the May 20 tornado tore through Moore in 2013, hundreds of families were left to pick up the pieces. And it was in these old, shattered pieces of people’s homes and scattered debris that two local artists found something new.

    July 22, 2014

  • Panel explains forced labor system

    Many topics were discussed over the course of three days during the 2014 Oklahoma Judicial Conference, but one of the newest issues

    July 22, 2014

  • Moore shut out of prevention aid

    As a massive tornado bore down on Moore on the afternoon of May 20, 2013, residents scrambled to find shelter. Some retreated to safe rooms at home or in buildings. Many hid in closets, bathrooms or hallways.

    July 22, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide