Top of the web – September 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.

Textile librarian and book trolley
Textile librarian and book trolley, Linwood Library, Flickr: 2015-09-20-IMG_0155

Website pages

There were 317,124 page views in September. The most popular pages on

  1. Press Display about page (1st last month)
  2. 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids (2nd last month)
  3. Kids browse page (4th last month)
  4. Books browse page (3rd last month)
  5. My account (5th last month)
  6. Learning centres (6th last month)
  7. OverDrive resource page (7th last month)
  8. Holiday programmes, events, and activities (NEW)
  9. Staff Pickles (NEW)
  10. Online resources A to Z directory (NEW)

Our page on Kate Sheppard popped into the top 30 as NZ celebrated suffrage for women on 19 September.

September’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 58 posts published:

Quietly, rather discreetly, we passed the 5000 blog post milestone this month. Thanks to all or bloggers with the passion for writing and sharing information.

Photos on Flickr

Flickr is at 4,824,179 page views. There were 69,396 views in September.

Top on Twitter

We have 3767 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Christchurch Photo Hunt is on! We want yr photos , & you could win a tablet or eReader. ^DR

Colouring in at Central Library Peterborough, #funpalaces style. #funpalaceschch ^DR

“Dogged determination to create value no matter what” – Stella Duffy, #funpalaces co-director on #funpalaceschch ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 4280 likes. Like us on Facebook.

We are women, hear us roar! It is Suffrage Day. 122 years ago, women in New Zealand got the right to vote. Kia ora to great women present and past, and special aroha to strong wahine who fought the fight, like these heroines featured on the Kate Sheppard Memorial. ^Donna (57 shares)

This time next week these boxes and crates will be at Fendalton Library and you’ll be able to buy their contents for the paltry sum of ONE DOLLAR per item.
The Children’s book sale starts next Thursday at 10am. ^Moata (23 shares)

In my experience, you can never have enough bookshelves – here are some decorative and more or less practical ones to lust after. I’m a fan of the spirals – what’s your favourite? ^Vanessa

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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