Do you have an MP3 player and do you like audio books, or like nice music even if it isn't by some main stream artist? Check out archive.org for a site chock full of free, public domain, downloadable media.
If you need a bit of aural stimulation, their Audio section has quite a few categories:
- Audio Books & Poetry : ~5000 free audio books listed.
Our family downloaded these books: Jungle Book, The Wind and the Willows, Anne of Green Gables, Doctor Doolittle, Treasure Island, The Velveteen Rabbit, etc.
Note: Often the audio media is split up by chapter or title and there can be a lot of individual files to download to get. Before you give up in despair, look to the top, left on the download page, and you'll see a link to a ZIP file that you can download that contains all the individual files.
- Community Audio
- Computers & Technology
- Live Music Archive
The group that did this had a name that amused me. I have no idea how the name has anything to do with the music, but I liked it.
- Music & Arts
- News & Public Affairs
- Non-English Audio
- Radio Programs
- Spirituality & Religion
If you are more in the Moving Images scene (Video, movies, etc.), categories like Animation & Cartoons, Arts & Music, Community Video, Computers & Technology, Cultural & Academic Films, Ephemeral Films, Home Movies, Movies, News & Public Affairs, Prelinger Archives, Spirituality & Religion, Sports Videos, Videogame Videos, Vlogs, Youth Media, and Electronic Program Guide might be more your speed.
This is a huge site. They have electronic Texts in categories like American Libraries, Canadian Libraries, Universal Library, Community Texts, Project Gutenberg, Children's Library, Biodiversity Heritage Library, Additional Collections, Columbia International University
They even have free software, downloadable maps, etc...
Now, now, don't go all geek on me!
Posted by: Kevin