September Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/28/14 9:42 AM

Customer Success, Social Media, Social Media for Libraries, Topic Pages

We understand  your library wants to post fun content to social media but that you might not have the time to dedicate to writing it, so we’d like to help!

Below you will find daily posts, all under Twitter’s 140 character limit (good for Facebook too), that you can copy/paste at your leisure, each linking to a Topic Page, which, for Credo Online Reference Services or Literati subscribers can be a gateway to all kinds of e-resources. September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day, so at the bottom you'll find some pirate jokes as well!

This content is free for the taking, no character-eating attribution to us necessary!

PS: The images below are all in the public domain, with attributions at the bottom of the page.



1 September

Happy Labor Day! In addition to setting white-pants policy, do you know what this holiday celebrates?


2 September

Antony & Cleopatra had love; what they lacked was a decent navy. Their civil war was sunk at Actium this day, 31 BCE


3 September

Dandelion flowers can be used in wine-making, turning your overgrown backyard into a colorful vineyard.


4 September

Tent Caterpillars, the most outdoorsy of moth larvae, are known for camping out in orchards and defoliating trees


5 September

A congress that was as proactive as it was popular? Today marks the 240th anniv of the 1st Continental Congress!



8 September

Celebrate International Literacy Day! #ILD #UNESCO


9 September

What are you saying when you aren't saying anything? Check out this page on Nonverbal Communication:


10 September

Is it appropriate to describe disillusioned sodium aluminum silicate jewelers as, Jaded?


11 September

Today is Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance


12 September

This day at Lascaux in 1940 we discovered for just how long people have been into underground art movements



15 September

No mystery who was born this day in 1890. Here's a hint, she's BY FAR the best-selling novelist of all time:


16 September

Buckle up your hats! The Mayflower set sail this day in 1620:


17 September

In one of the coolest show & tells ever, the Space Shuttle, "Enterprise," was unveiled this day in 1976


18 September

More than a Tolkienesque wonderland, New Zealand was the 1st country to establish women's suffrage in 1893


19 September

Why do Pirates take so long to learn the alphabet?

They spend years at "C"

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!



22 September

Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation this day in 1862 freeing the slaves in states that had rebelled.


23 September

Neptune was discovered this day in 1846. Leverrier might not have noticed it had he not been studying Uranus


24 September

224 years ago today, 1st US Supreme Court selected. Talk about originalists!


25 September

Often mistaken for knockoff wizardry schools, Hogbacks are actually sharp-crested ridges formed by erosion


26 September

Nixon and his 'radio-friendly face' battled JFK in the 1st televised presidential debate 54 years ago today



29 September

Happy Birthday to the only British Horatio more famous than Hornblower! Lord Nelson was born this day in 1758:


30 September

Pooh loves this bother-free Honey Topic Page: sweet info to save your research from turning into a sticky situation

September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day! Here are some pirate jokes: 

What do pirates do first when they encounter a circle in geometry class?

They solve for RRRRRRRR

Why do Pirates take so long to learn the alphabet?

They spend years at "C"

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

How do Cartesian Pirates know they exist?

They think therefore they arrrrrrrr

Enjoying Talk Like a Pirate Day? We certainly arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Pirates' favorite physicist? Planck, of course! Robert Hooke comes in a distant 2nd...

What did the pirate call those plotting against him? Avast Conspiracy!



20130425Loewenzahn Gartenschaupark Hockenheim2.jpg, By AnRo0002 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons,

Lascaux, horse.JPG, By HTO (Own work (own photo)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,,_horse.JPG?fastcci_from=578155

Harvard Theatre Collection - Brocolini TCS 1.3651.jpg, By Mora, New York (photographer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,

Nelson.JPG, Lemuel Francis Abbott [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,





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