August Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 7/31/18 1:27 PM

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.

1 August
This day in 1774 Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen. Turns out it had been under our noses all along. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/oxygen 

2 August
Happy birthday to horror master and Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/craven_wes_1939_2015 

3 August
Happy National Watermelon Day! Did you know in Iran they eat roasted watermelon seeds to alleviate hypertension? https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/watermelons 

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6 August
It was a summer day in 1996 when we first learned that "Winter is Coming." George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones hit shelves 22 years ago today. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/fantasy_literature 

7 August
August is National Water Quality Month. Start your research into the challenges facing our water supplies here: http://www.credoreference.com/topic/water_pollution 

8 August
Happy National Goat Cheese Month! Did you know goat milk has more protein than cow milk? https://www.credoreference.com/topic/goat 

9 August
Richard Nixon became the first US president to resign from office on this day in 1974. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/nixon_richard_1913_1994 

10 August
The Louvre was opened to the public for the first time 225 years ago today as a direct result of the French Revolution! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/louvre 

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13 August
What we commonly call "The Aztec Empire" fell this day in 1521. They didn't describe themselves as Aztecs; they were Nahuatl-speakers divided into about 20 different ethnic groups. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/aztec 

14 August
It's called 'the dog days of summer' because of the rising dog star, Sirius, which the ancient Greeks associated with hot temperatures, thunder storms, and drought. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/dog 

15 August
Celebrate National Relaxation Day with this Topic Page on beaches: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/beach 

16 August
Food poisoning incidents are more common in the summer, so be careful with your preparation and storage of raw foods! https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/food_poisoning 

17 August
Robert De Niro turns 75 today! Learn more about this iconic actor's most famous roles: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/de_niro_robert_1943 

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20 August
Professional football in America turns 98 today! This day in 1920 the precurser to the NFL was founded by Jim Thorpe in Canton, OH. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/football_american 

21 August
The first Lincoln-Douglas Debate took place 160 years ago today. Learn more about the gold standard of debate formats: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/lincoln_douglas_debates 

22 August
While most countries choose a "national animal" that is native to their lands, Scotland opted for the Unicorn. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/unicorns 

23 August
This Topic Page sums up the history of algebra, including the 9th Century Arab mathematician who first called the study of equations, Al-Jabr: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/algebra 

24 August
The British captured and burned down the White House down this day in 1814. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/war_of_1812 

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27 August
Looking for biographical information? You have access to 50 ebooks through Credo covering thousands of current and historical figures! https://search.credoreference.com/content/browse/title?display=list&subject=99 

28 August
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I have a Dream" speech 55 years ago today. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/king_martin_1929_1968 

29 August
Happy birthday, Michael Jackson, who would have turned 60 today. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/jackson_michael_1958 

30 August
Some great tips on this Study Skills Topic page to get you back in gear for the fall semester: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/study_skills 

31 August
The Eiffel Tower is 6-7 inches taller in the summer due to heat expansion of its metal. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/eiffel_tower_paris_france 

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