Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 7/30/19 9:17 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 August
This day in 1774 Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen. Turns out it had been under our noses all along. 

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


5 August
Astronaut Neil Armstrong was born in Ohio on this day in 1930! 

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 23 years ago today. 

7 August
It's National Lighthouse Day! A great time to get your bearings with resources like this Topic Page: 

8 August
Happy Sense8 day! Fans of the Wachowskis' iconic show can celebrate with this Topic Page on parapsychology: 

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


12 August
The U.S. officially annexed Hawaii on this day in 1898, 5 years after American consul John Stevens effectively took control of the kingdom. 

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. 

14 August
Happy National Goat Cheese Month! Did you know goat milk has more protein than cow milk? 

15 August
Celebrate National Relaxation Day with this Topic Page on beaches: 

16 August
August is National Water Quality Month. Start your research into the challenges facing our water supplies here: 


19 August
The Eiffel Tower is 6-7 inches taller in the summer due to heat expansion of its metal. 

20 August
Professional football in America turns 99 today! This day in 1920 the precursor to the NFL was founded by Jim Thorpe in Canton, OH. 

21 August
The first Lincoln-Douglas Debate took place 160 years ago today. Learn more about the gold standard of debate formats: 

22 August
Happy birthday to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx! 

23 August
Food poisoning incidents are more common in the summer, so be careful with your preparation and storage of raw foods! 


26 August
Happy National Dog Day! 

27 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:

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

29 August
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on this day 2005: 

30 August
Game theory is a way of bringing logic and math to real-world situations in an attempt to achieve the best results: 

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