Top of the web – November 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.

Halswell preschoolers preview the Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
Halswell preschoolers preview the Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre. Photo by Pam Carmichael Photography. Flickr: CCLTeHāpua-2015-11-27-Halswell—07

Website pages

There were 266,550 page views in November. 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. Learning centres (10th last month)
  6. OverDrive resource page (7th last month)
  7. My account (5th last month)
  8. New titles (8th last month)
  9. Request an item (NEW)
  10. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre (NEW)

November’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 60 posts published:

Photos on Flickr

Flickr is at 4,992,727 page views. There were 90,822 views in November.

Top on Twitter

We have 3871 followers. Follow us on Twitter.
Dan Callahan’s potato tweet was a monster this month with 48 retweets and 43 likes!

This lost potato remains unclaimed… if you have lost your potato, please contact #AranuiLibrary ^DC

Make it rain! Market patron requests so community choose their collection. Let the people do the picking! #shout15 ^DR

Best reads with added @secondzeit, our fiction selector, @TheSpinoffTV & @GuardianBooks ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 4358 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Kia ora Halswell! Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre is opening on Saturday 28 November. Read all about this new library, community facility, and pool. ^Donna

Good news Lytteltonians! Lyttelton is going to get a temporary library for the ten months the London Street building is under repair – it will be located at the Trinity Hall, next to the Lyttelton Recreation Centre.
Radio personality Gary McCormick, member of the working party that worked on this says “This has been a fantastic solution, but then Lyttelton is a fantastic community … When the library was going to be shut, the community broke into problem solving mode and with tenacity and passion wouldn’t let up until a solution was found.” ^Donna

Today is Armistice Day and Kat has had a dig through Papers Past to see how people reacted to the end of the First World War and how they commemorated afterwards. ^MT

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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