May Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 4/30/18 10:20 AM

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries

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 May 
If you think you're bad with deadlines, consider that Joseph Heller missed his deadline for Catch-22 by almost 5 years. 

2 May
This day in 1933, the Loch Ness Monster was first "sighted." Learn more about the field of cryptozoology with this Topic Page: 

3 May
Happy World Press Freedom Day! 

4 May
Star Wars Day and National Space Day only align every few years, and this is one of them. May the Fourth be with you! 


7 May
As the US and North Korea near talks about denuclearization, Topic Pages like this one are a good source of background info: 

8 May
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month! 

9 May
Did you know the earliest bicycle debuted in Paris in 1818? Celebrate National Bike Month with more fun facts from this Topic Page: 

10 May
This day in 1877 Rutherford B Hayes installed the first White House phone, never imagining what presidential phones would be used for a century and a half later 

11 May
Celebrating Mothers is a long tradition in history. Did you know ancient Romans honored the mother goddess Cybele with a three-day spring festival, known as the Hilaria? 


14 May
One of history's greatest road trips, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, kicked off this day in 1804! 

15 May
Today the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins at sundown, and is observed by fasting during daylight hours. Learn more about the history and customs of this observance here: 

16 May
Iconic French satirist Voltaire was imprisoned in the Bastille this day in 1717. 

17 May
64 years ago today, the US Supreme Court decided in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. 

18 May
One of the largest volcanic eruptions in North American recorded history, Mt. St. Helens erupted this day, 1980: 


21 May
This day in 1932, Amelia Earhart completed her famous transatlantic flight, making the trek from Canada to Ireland in just under 21 hours. 

22 May
You don't need a super sleuth to deduct which legendary Scottish mystery author was born on this day in1859 

23 May
Happy Birthday Margaret Wise Brown, born this day in 1910! 

24 May
Approximately 40 million American adults, or about 18.1 percent of adults, have an anxiety disorder in any given year. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth 

25 May
Spice up your research into food and nutrition with Topic Pages like this one outlining the history of the spice trade: 



28 May
The modern computer traces its birth to a paper published this day in 1936 by Alan Turing, in which the mathematical genius theorized a computational machine.  

29 May
Happy birthday, John F. Kennedy, who was born 101 years ago today! 

30 May
It's only logical to begin your research into systemic studies of valid inference with this Topic Page: 

31 May
Happy birthday to iconic poet Walt Whitman! 


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