Top of the web – October 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.

Nao Robots - Fun Palaces at Central Library Peterborough
Fun Palaces. Saturday 3 October 2015. Photo by Pam Carmichael Photography. Flickr: CCLFunPalaces-2015-10-3-Fun Places – 16 – Fun Times – 16 – 1590

Website pages

There were 379,819 page views in October. 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 (3rd last month)
  4. Books browse page (4th last month)
  5. My account (5th last month)
  6. OverDrive resource page (7th last month)
  7. Fun Palaces (NEW)
  8. New titles (NEW)
  9. Christchurch Photo Hunt (NEW)
  10. Learning centres (6th last month)

October’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 68 posts published:

Photos on Flickr

Flickr is at 4,901,905 page views. There were 77,726 views in October.
Our new most-viewed image: Storytime at the Library..

Storytime at the Library
Storytime at the Library. Storytime at the children’s section of the Canterbury Public Library still has lots of appeal with city youngsters during the school holidays. Here Margaret McPherson (Children’s Librarian) reads to a group Appeared in the Christchurch Star Home edition 13 May 1968 page3 Flickr: CCL-Star-525. From the collection of the Christchurch Star

Top on Twitter

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Abigail Breslin makes her publishing debut with a collection of hilarious essays on love, loss, & Tumblr ^VT

Morena Christchurch! Don’t get all twisted if you missed #funpalaceschch yesterday – DO IT TODAY! #FunPalaces II ^DR

Kia ora to the UK #FunPalaces – special aroha to my whanau Sarah & Neal telling stories at Brockwell Lido. ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 4333 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Wow – the University of Canterbury‘s Ilam Gardens are looking gorgeous. ^Donna

It is 30 years since Elizabeth the elephant seal died on Sumner Beach.…/elizabeth-the-elephant-seal-stars-… We have the book and this cool photo from Kete Christchurch – having a bit of a bask on Avonside Drive. ^Donna

Meanwhile, in an alternate universe – Stormtroopers love the self checkout too. Saturday was Star Wars Reads Day at Shirley Library. Read Moata’s post to get clued up on all things Star Wars. ^Donna

When is our Facebook page most busy? 8pm at night!

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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