September Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/4/18 9:57 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.

3 September
Happy Labor Day! Learn more about the history of organized labor in the US with this Topic Page:  

4 September
You don't need a powerful search engine to discover which internet behemoth was incorporated twenty years ago today. 

5 September
"On the Road", the novel that crystalized the Beat Generation and inspired countless road trip movies, was published this day in 1957. 

6 September
The Pilgrims set sail for the New World this day in 1620, not realizing that a mid-December arrival in New England would be less than ideal timing. 

7 September
A truly inspirational artist, Grandma Moses didn't take up painting until the age of 67 when her hands were too arthritic for work on her farm. 



10 September
September is National Guide Dog Month. Learn more about service animals with this Topic Page: 

11 September
Numerous conspiracy theories have flooded the internet in the years following the 9-11 attacks. Use scholarly resources when learning more about this pivotal day in American history. 

12 September
Some of the world's oldest artwork was discovered this day in 1940 when four young boys stumbled across the Lascaux cave paintings in southern France. 

13 September
Roald Dahl, one of the great children's authors of all time was born on this day 102 years ago today. What's your favorite Roald Dahl book? 

14 September
11 days disappeared in 1752 when Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar, adjusting dates so that September 2nd was followed by the 14th. 


17 September
The US Constitution, the world's oldest living charter of government, was signed on this day in 1787. 

18 September
The New York Times, often called "the paper of record", published its first issue this day in 1851. 

19 September
How do Cartesian Pirates know they exist?
They think therefore they arrrrrrrr 

20 September
On this day in 1633, Galileo was tried by the Inquisition for teaching that the Earth orbits the sun. 

21 September
Benedict Arnold sealed his fate in history this day in 1780, meeting with the British to discuss handing over West Point in exchange for money and a new red coat.  



24 September
The First Supreme Court is established with 6 justices this day in 1789, with Washington nominating John Jay as Chief Justice. 

25 September
The Bill of Rights passed Congress this day in 1789 and moved onto the states for ratification. However, at that point it consisted of 12 Amendments: 

26 September
Happy birthday William Faulkner, born this day in 1897!  

27 September
Railways date back to the 16th century (for mining), but the first steam-powered locomotive didn't make its first run until this day, 1825. 

28 September
More than a Tolkienesque wonderland, New Zealand was the 1st country to establish women's suffrage in 1893 


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