Top of the web – August 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.

Rachael and cake - Community Read of Magpie Hall by Rachael King

Rachael and cake – Community Read of Magpie Hall by Rachael King, South Library. Friday 7 August 2015. Flickr 2015-08-07-IMG_8472

Website pages

There were 298,517 page views in August. The most popular pages on

  1. Press Display about page (8th last month)
  2. 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids (new)
  3. Books browse page (3rd last month)
  4. Kids browse page (2nd last month)
  5. My account (4th last month)
  6. Learning centres (9th last month)
  7. OverDrive resource page (6th last month)
  8. New titles (new)
  9. Family History Guide (new)
  10. Request an item for our collection (new)

August’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 68 posts published:

Photos on Flickr

Flickr is at 4,754,783 page views. There were 82,522 views in August.

Top on Twitter

We have 3724 followers. Follow us on Twitter. Kiwi music ahoy! Awesome free download of music for kids. I am bopping away to the Voodoo Onesie Dance-Party. ^DR

Reader, I married him. ^DR

Piccies of this morning’s @rachaelking70 Community Read. Warning: CAKE. And Tom Hardy.  ^DR

Our standout day was Sunday 20 August – 45 tweets and 14,277 impressions.

This is because we were tweeting from the WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View events at the Christchurch Arts Festival. You can see our Storify – it includes our tweets and photos, as well as tweets from other people at the events.

Jesse Bering
 Jesse Bering. Shifting points of view sessions. WORD Christchurch events at the Christchurch Arts Festival. Sunday 30 August 2015. Flickr 2015-08-30-IMG_9033

Facebook favourites

We have 4218 likes. Like us on Facebook.
We’d like you to meet the wonderful dogs from Reading to Dogs. This is Noddy! She’s lovely and chilled out. These kids told Noddy some tall tales, and she had a wee nap. The Reading to Dogs programme uses dogs who are the beloved pets of the Christchurch City Council Animal Control team. Book your kids in for a fun & furry session. ^Donna

Some great suggestions from Mem Fox For more ideas, check out her book Reading Magic ^Vanessa

It’s all happening on Saturday. Get along to Central Library Peterborough for our Doctor Who Day festivities. (A Doctor Who Day event will also be taking place at Hornby Library)

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.

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