Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 3/25/19 10:54 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 April
April is National Autism Awareness Month. 

2 April
Happy International Children's Book Day! What was your favorite book as a kid? 

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. 

4 April
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~ Happy Birthday Maya Angelou

5 April
April is National Poetry Month! Become well-versed in all things verse with this Topic Page: 


8 April
Happy birthday, Buddha! Siddhārtha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, was born on this day in
563 BCE: 

9 April
Iconic writer Mark Twain received his steamboat pilot's license on this day in 1859. His pen name is a riverboat term meaning two fathoms deep, or safe water: 

10 April
Today is Encourage a Young Writer Day! 

11 April
Cultivate your knowledge of gardening during National Lawn and Garden Month:

12 April
The US Civil War began this day in 1861. 



15 April
For a less taxing research experience, start your assignments by gathering background information from Topic Pages: 

16 April
Happy National Librarian Day! 

17 April
If your research is getting bogged down, Topic Pages are a great resource for clear and concise background info: 

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: 

19 April
Learn about the history and customs of Passover, which begins tonight at sundown: 



22 April
Today marks the 49th anniversary of the first #EarthDay. 

23 April
Happy birthday to The Bard! William Shakespeare was born this day in 1564. 

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. 

25 April
Happy World Penguin Day! 

26 April
In the 20th century, 77 tree species became extinct. #ArborDay19 



29 April
They might not be much to look at, but Black Holes are literally the most attractive thing in the universe: 

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. 

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