August Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Credo on 7/31/17 11:44 AM

Customer Success, Social Media 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 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 August
Video killed the radio star as MTV debuted this day in 1981. 

2 August
Did you know August is National Water Quality Month? Learn more about water pollution here:

3 August
Columbus set sail on his failed voyage to India, this day 1492.

4 August
Happy birthday, Barack Obama!

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7 August
Celebrate national sea serpent day with this Leviathan Topic Page:

8 August
Happy birthday to the Dollar, created this day 1786!

9 August
Happy Book Lover's Day! Before you settle in with your favorite tome, read up on the history of books here:

10 August
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccinate yourself against dubious resources with this Topic Page:

11 August
Roots author Alex Haley was born this day in 1921!

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14 August
We're not kidding when we tell you it's National Goat Cheese Month

15 August
Stressed out because you aren't sure how to celebrate National Relaxation Day? Try this Topic Page on Meditation:

16 August
It was hard work patenting the 1st roller coaster in 1898, but it's been all downhill since. And uphill, and down...

17 August
Happy National Thrift Shop Day!

18 August
It might be Bad Poetry Day, but you can still research the masters here:


21 August
Happy Eclipse Day!

22 August
Happy birthday author Annie Prouxl! Did you know she didn't publish her first book until she was in her 50's?

23 August
In 1784, the independent nation of Franklin formed to the west of North Carolina. Read about its leader John Sevier:

24 August
It's National Peach Pie Day! Use this Topic Page if your memory of where the peach originated is a little fuzzy:

25 August
Wish starting a research project was as easy as waving a magic wand? Try Topic Pages like this one on magic:


28 August
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I have a Dream" speech, this day 1963

29 August
Michael Jackson would have celebrated his 59th birthday today. Learn more about the King of Pop:

30 August
Marc Anthony is said to have committed suicide this day 30BCE upon hearing #FakeNews that Cleopatra had died.

31 August
Stressing out looking for anatomy sources? Take a deep breath and start your research with Topic Pages like this:

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