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.
Lets all raise a magnifying glass to cheers the Oxford Dictionary, which debuted this day in 1884! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/oxford_english_dictionary
Happy Groundhog Day! If this TopicPage’s subject sees its shadow we’re in for 6 weeks of hot cocoa-fueled research: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/marmot
Not in the mood for football this weekend? Maybe this Superb Owl topic page is more your style: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/owl
The board game Monopoly went on sale this day, 1935. Learn more about its marketplace inspiration here: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/monopoly
Happy birthday Charles Dickens! Approach his Topic Page with great expectations and you won’t be disappointed: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/dickens_charles_1812_1870
Here’s a great topic page on how non-groundhog-based weather forecasting works: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/weather_forecast
This day 1894 Milton Hershey founded his famous chocolate company as a subsidiary of his Lancaster caramel business. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/hershey_milton_snavely_1857_1945
With the Walking Dead returning Sunday, we’re researching how effective Tigers would be against zombies: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/tiger
This day 1945 the Allies firebombed Dresden, an event at the heart of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/slaughterhouse_five
Before Valentines Day there was Lupercalia, a pagan holiday where children were paired off for a year at a time! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/valentine_s_day
“Remember the Maine!” The sinking of the US battleship in Havana #OTD 1898 helped spark the Spanish-American War http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/spanish_american_war_1898
Archaeologists searched for years to find King Tut’s tomb. Your search for info on the pharaoh can be much quicker: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/tutankhamen_king_of_egypt
Celebrate World Kindness Day with this topic page on Empathy: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/empathy
Presidents Day sales are alright, but great resources like this Lincoln Topic Page are a good value all year long! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/lincoln_abraham_1809_1865
This day in 1848, Karl Marx published his famous Manifesto. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/marx_karl_1818_1883
It’s World Thinking Day! Get lost in thought with this Critical Thinking topic page: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/critical_thinking
Friedrich von Steuben arrived at Valley Forge this day 1778 to whip some revolutionaries into shape: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/american_revolution
In an increasingly important decision, #OTD 1988 the Supreme Court ruled for the right to satirize public figures. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/satire
Feeling too much discontent this winter? Try reading some Steinbeck. The novelist was born this day, 1902. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/steinbeck_john_1902_1968
In the UK, Mardi Gras is celebrated as Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/mardi_gras
Groundhog rodent shadow, by pizano13, Public Domain, via Pixabay, URL: https://pixabay.com/en/groundhog-rodent-shadow-629863/
Paper Romance, by DariuszSankowski, Public Domain, via Pixabay, URL: https://pixabay.com/en/paper-romance-symbol-valentine-1100254/
Berkeley Public Library, West Branch, by Josh Felise, Public Domain, via UnSplash, URL: https://unsplash.com/search/book-love?photo=a7HJsX8HiuM
Mardi Gras Mask, by Skeeze, Public Domain, via Pixabay, URL: https://pixabay.com/en/mardi-gras-mask-party-colorful-584508/