Top of the web – April 2015

Kia ora. We explore what Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular each month – so we can learn more about what our customers are interested in.
You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries...

You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries…’Poppies over Gallipoli’ sculpture in Anzac Drive Reserve. Inscription reads: “You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears;” Flickr ANZAC-Drive-Poppies-DSC_1686.JPG

Website pages

There were 327,342 page views in April. The most popular pages on our website:

  1. Anzac Day and Gallipoli (8th last month)
  2. New Central Library (new)
  3. Anzac Day in Christchurch and Canterbury (the first blog post to appear in the top 10)
  4. Kids browse page (3rd last month)
  5. Books browse page (5th last month)
  6. My account (7th last month)
  7. PressDisplay about (6th last month)
  8. eBooks browse page (new)
  9. Library hours (new)
  10. Holiday hours (new)

April’s popular blog posts

49 posts published on the Christchurch City Libraries blog.
Top posts this month:

Photos on Flickr

There were 135,159 views in April. Flickr is at 4,375,463 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 3559 followers on Twitter.
Top tweets this month:

The William Smith map find by @uoclibrary & a couple of our own ye olde geological maps. ^DR

If you are heading off to Spreydon Library … read this first. It is closed until 4 May for #eqnz repairs. ^DR

Cycle to your library tomorrow (Tues 14 April) #chch, get on your bike & score a backpack! ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 3920 likes on Facebook.
Top posts this month:

What a fab idea – a bookshelf quilt! ^Vanessa

Researching a local soldier can make the First World War seem much more “real”. Read Bronwen’s post about “her” soldier, John Haynes of Linwood. ^MT

Get an insight of what the First World War was really like for those who lived through it.
Head on down to Central Library Peterborough to view “World War One at Home and at the Front” – a touching exhibition including uniforms, equipment, photographs, publications, badges and letters.
We thank Barry O’Sullivan for the loan of these taonga. You can also view several items in our digitised collection ^Vanessa

If you are interested in how we derive our rankings, we measure page views on our website, reach for Facebook posts, and impressions for tweets.

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