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Debbie's Deals: How to read more for free in Colorado

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Posted at 4:30 AM, Jan 11, 2021

If you like to read or listen to books, we have some great free options.


Maybe you've got a card from your local library, but did you know some libraries in Colorado will give a free card to anyone with a Colorado ID. I have library cards from the Denver Public Library, the Jefferson County Library, the Anythink Libraries in Adams County. Arapahoe County, Park County and the Englewood library also give cards to anyone with a Colorado ID. Why get more than one library card? Because many libraries carry different books and if you've checked out most of the audio books at one library, you may want to try the selection at another library.

Some libraries also offer loans of interesting items like GoPro cameras, snowshoes and sewing machines.

Some also offer free museum passes.


If you have an Amazon Prime membership, it includes access to over a thousand books, magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more, for no extra cost. Visit Amazon Prime Reading to browse the available titles. When you find a book, comic or magazine, simply click "Read for Free," and the item will be available for download. Or click "Read and Listen for Free" for the titles that have Audible companions.


You don't have to buy a Kindle reader — you can download one on your phone or tablet for free. Once you have the app, you adjust the font size and download books for free from the library or use the Kindle app to access books on Amazon Prime.