May Social Media Content for Libraries

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.

1 May
Happy May Day! Its customs originate from the Roman holiday Floralia, though many now observe it as a workers’ day: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/may_day
2 May
May is National Bike Month! Worldwide, bikes outnumber cars 3 to 1. That’s 800 million bicycles! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/bicycle
3 May
Today is World Press Freedom Day, a good time to reflect on the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/first_amendment_to_the_united_states_constitution
4 May
May the Fourth be with you! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/star_wars_films #StarWarsDay
5 May
Happy Space Day! Start your research on anything in the galaxy with Topic Pages like this one: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/space_exploration
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8 May
Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation is one way we know the universe gets cooler every day: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/cosmic_microwave_background_radiation
9 May
The Treaty of Windsor between England and Portugal turns 631 today, the oldest European alliance still in effect. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/alliance
10 May
While not the most exciting holiday, at least National Clean Your Room Day only comes around once a year: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/hygiene
11 May
The Roman Empire got a little less Roman this day in 330, as Constantine moved the capital to Constantinople. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/constantine_i_emperor_of_rome_337
12 May
This is the mother of all motherhood Topic Pages: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/motherhood
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15 May
Happy birthday Frank L. Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/baum_l_frank
16 May
Let them eat wedding cake! Marie Antoinette and LouisXVI this day in 1770: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/marie_antoinette
17 May
After election year “horse race” coverage, it seems quaint to apply term to literal racing of horses. #KentuckyDerby https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/horse_racing
18 May
Today is International Museum Day! What museum has been your favorite to visit? http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/museums
19 May
One can get Spirited Away reading up on the world’s preeminent animator Hayao Miyazaki http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/miyazaki_hayao_1941
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22 May
Celebrate Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday with this “elementary” Topic Page: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/element
23 May
Happy birthday Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon! During her too-short career, she wrote over 100 books: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/brown_margaret_wise
24 May
The Brooklyn Bridge opened this day in 1883 — and would you believe it’s been for sale ever since? http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/brooklyn
25 May
Star Wars turns 40 today! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/star_wars_films
26 May
Dracula went on sale in London 120 years ago today and remains an immortal part of the Vampire canon. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/dracula
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29 May
President John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago today! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/kennedy_john_1917_1963
30 May
Joan of Arc was martyred as a heretic this day in 1431: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/joan_of_arc
31 May
“Big Ben” originally referred to the bell, not the clock tower, at Westminster Palace. Now it applies to both. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/houses_of_parliament

 

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