Top of the web – June 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.
Kids colouring korowai maumahara
Kids colouring korowai maumahara. Matariki Whānau day at Rehua Marae, Saturday 27 June 2015. Flickr 2015-06-27-IMG_7243

Website pages

There were 331,191 page views in June. The most popular pages on

  1. Matariki for kids (new) it peaked on 18 June
  2. Books browse page (1st last month)
  3. Learning centres (4th last month)
  4. Matariki (new)
  5. Kids browse page (2nd last month)
  6. My account (5th last month)
  7. Canterbury earthquake 2011 for kids (3rd last month)
  8. PressDisplay resource page (6th last month)
  9. Matariki 2015 blog post (new)
  10. OverDrive resource page (8th last month)

Matariki showed its strength this month. Also in the top 50 pages were our pages on making putiputi and whetu, on tukutuku, and the Te Ao Māori page for kids.

Matariki Community Art Project at Shirley Library - Te Kete Wānanga o Ōraka
Matariki Community Art Project at Shirley Library – Te Kete Wānanga o Ōraka. People are making a paper korowai maumahara (memory cloak) from stencil rubbings. Flickr DSC04942

June’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 65 posts published:

Photos on Flickr

There were 112,663 views in June. Flickr is at 4,587,716 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 3662 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

#WWKIP knitted bike on Orbiter, made by Sally, Riccarton High Library manager. Yes to #yarnbombed buses! ^DR

Game of Lego football taking place at Central Library Manchester, with Lego librarian on the sideline. ^DR

Come along to the Whānau #Matariki day at Rehua Marae, St Albans, #chch – Sat 27 June! ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 4081 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Wow, I’ve seen domino chains of books before but this really is a record setter! ^Vanessa

Got footage or photos like this from pre-quake Christchurch? Would you consider adding them to our online archive, Kete Christchurch? ^Moata

Snowy snowy days! Nearly 3 years ago, Christchurch’s Cranmer Square looked like Narnia. See more wintry pics and our history of those snowy Cantab days. ^Donna

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

Te Pao o Tahu kapa haka group in performance
Te Pao o Tahu kapa haka group in performance, Matariki at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Sunday 21 June 2015. Flickr 2015-06-21-IMG_7704

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