April Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 3/30/18 11:54 AM

Social Media for Libraries, Customer Success

Looking to up your library's social media game? One of the best ways to engage followers to is to provide a consistent stream of fun/useful content. Understanding that libraries don't always have the time to generate all of the content they'd like, we're here to help! 

Below you will find daily posts, all under Twitter’s 280-character limit, that you can copy/paste at your leisure, each linking to a Topic Page, which, for Credo Online Reference Services 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.

2 April
Happy International Children's Book Day! What was your favorite book as a kid? https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/children_s_literature 

3 April
The Pony Express was established this day in 1860, allowing small amounts of mail to travel the 2K miles between Missouri and California in a mere 8 days. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/pony_express 

4 April
Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated 50 years ago today in Memphis, Tennessee. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/king_martin_1929_1968 

5 April
April is National Poetry Month! Become well-versed in all things verse with this Topic Page: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/poetry 

6 April
The US entered the first world war 101 years ago today. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/world_war_i 

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9 April
Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, ending the US Civil War on this day in 1865 https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/american_civil_war 

10 April
Did you know today is Encourage a Young Writer Day? Connect young writers with background info on their favorite authors and media with Topic Pages like this: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/novel 

11 April
Fretting over where to start your research? Try Topic Pages, like this one on guitars: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/guitar 

12 April
Happy Birthday Beverly Cleary, who turns 102 today! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/cleary_beverly 

13 April
They might not be much to look at, but Black Holes are literally the most attractive thing in the universe: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/black_hole 

 

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16 April
There's been a lot of talk lately about witch hunts. For a look at America's biggest witch hunt, this Topic Page on the Salem Witch Trials has some really interesting history: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/salem_witch_trials 

17 April
For a less taxing research experience, start your assignments by gathering background information from Topic Pages: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/taxation 

18 April
Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott made their famous midnight ride warning of the approaching British troops on this day in 1775: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/revere_paul_1735_1818 

19 April
Learn more about the literally revolutionary battles of Lexington and Concord: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/battles_of_lexington_and_concord 

20 April
Happy birthday fictional sleuths! The first detective story, Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue, was published this day in 1841. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/detective_fiction 

 

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23 April
Happy birthday to the Bard! William Shakespeare was born this day in 1564. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/shakespeare_william_1564_1616 

24 April
The Library of Congress was established this day in 1800! Then VP Thomas Jefferson was instrumental in its creation, later donating his own library to the collection. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/library_of_congress 

25 April
Happy World Penguin Day! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/penguin 

26 April
Emily Dickinson published only a handful of poems in her lifetime, and only 70 years after her death was her work widely read: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/dickinson_emily_1830_1886 

27 April
Researching trees using print resources on Arbor Day is probably a little gauche—use this digital Topic Page instead: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/tree 

 

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30 April
The US purchased the Louisiana Territory this day in 1803, doubling the size of the country for less than three cents an acre. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/louisiana_purchase 

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