August Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Credo on 7/28/16 2:29 PM

Customer Success, Social Media, Uncategorized

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.

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.


Monday 1 August Switzerland was founded in 1291 and celebrates the anniversary on this day every year like clockwork.
Tuesday 2 August Learn more about this Olympiad's host city, Rio de Janeiro:
Wednesday 3 August It's National Watermelon Day! 
Thursday 4 August Happy Birthday Mr. President! Barack Obama was born this day in 1961
Friday 5 August Let the games begin! The 31st Olympiad starts today (although there have only been 28 summer games due to war)
Monday 8 August Turns out a desire for law and order wasn't the only thing Nixon was tapping into... He resigned #OTD in 1974
Tuesday 9 August Do a deep dive into the history of books on this, Book Lovers Day
Wednesday 10 August Trump might call other politicians sad, but Herbert Hoover is the president most associated with Depression
Thursday 11 August Alcatraz opened to civilian prisoners this day, 1934. Al Capone wouldn't arrive until later in the month.
Friday 12 August Things got personal this day in 1981 when IBM announced a revolution in computing.
Monday 15 August Enjoy this meditation Topic Page on National Relaxation Day!
Tuesday 16 August August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
Wednesday 17 August Happy birthday to an actor everyone can imitate but no one can replicate: Robert De Niro:
Thursday 18 August It's Bad Poetry Day, a great time to read up on style with this Topic Page for those not well-versed in verse:
Friday 19 August This lead poisoning Topic Page is especially relevant during this, National Water Quality Month
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Monday 22 August The National Park Service turns 100 this month! Explore the Great Smoky Mountains with this Topic Page:
Tuesday 23 August Theatre students might refer to this as The Scottish Topic Page
Wednesday 24 August This Topic Page on Aleatory Music is perfect for celebrating International Strange Music Day:
Thursday 25 August The National Park Service turns 100 today! Explore the Grand Canyon with this Topic Page:
Friday 26 August Happy National Dog Day!
Monday 29 August The King of Pop, Michael Jackson was born this day, 1958:
Tuesday 30 August For research articles that are more than a roll of the dice, try Topic Pages like this:
Wednesday 31 August Jack the Ripper killed his first victim #OTD in 1888. Learn more about the history of murder with this Topic Page:



Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, by nuno_lopes, CC0 Public Domain, via

Alcatraz Lighthouse Night Stars Sky, by skeeze, CC0 Public Domain, via

Great Smoky Mountains GSMNP, by cjgrider2923, CC0 Public Domain, via

Grand Canyon USA National Park, by Filio, CC0 Public Domain,

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