Top of the web in 2015

Kia ora. Here is a look back at the webpages, tweets, photos, Facebook and blog posts that proved popular in 2015.
Kids

Website pages

my.christchurchcitylibraries.com stats for 2015.
2015 Stats
If we add in page views for heritage.christchurchcitylibraries.com (242,546) and christchurchcitylibraries.com (1,256,256), that makes a total of 5,239,440 page views for 2015.

The catalogue had 10,989,521 page views in 2015.

Top 20 webpages of 2015

  1. Kids browse page
  2. Books browse page
  3. About Press Display
  4. My account
  5. 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake
  6. Learning centres
  7. Press Display (resource page)
  8. New titles
  9. OverDrive (resource page)
  10. About OverDrive
  11. Library hours
  12. Anzac Day and Gallipoli
  13. eResources
  14. Request an item
  15. Family History
  16. Matariki for kids
  17. Passwords and PIN
  18. About Zinio for libraries
  19. Contact us
  20. eBooks browse

Popular blog posts on christchurchcitylibraries.com

Luncheon in the marquee, annual Farmer's Day at Canterbury Agricultural College Lincoln [1913], The weekly press, 24 Dec. 1913, p. 33
Luncheon in the marquee, annual Farmer’s Day at Canterbury Agricultural College Lincoln [1913] The weekly press, 24 Dec. 1913, p. 33
  1. The food we love – the tastes of New Zealanders
  2. Anzac Day in Christchurch and Canterbury 2015
  3. A spot of science, a splash of arts, and a tonne of fun – Introducing Fun Palaces 2015
  4. Matariki — Māori New Year 2015
  5. KidsFest 2015
  6. We’d like to know what you think…
  7. The stars of Matariki / Ngā whetu o Matariki
  8. Best Reads 2015
  9. A very booky week – WORD Christchurch Autumn Season, and the Auckland Writers Festival
  10. New Zealand Music Month – May 2015

Popular blog posts on cclblog.wordpress.com

There were 700 posts published on the library blog in 2015. Here are the most popular ones for the year:

  1. Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 2015
  2. NCEA Booklists
  3. Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights 2015
  4. A tower of giraffes – Christchurch Stands Tall
  5. Keep calm and read Haruki Murakami
  6. Goodbye, Gilbert Blythe
  7. Women scientists in New Zealand
  8. This week in Christchurch history (29 December to 4 January)
  9. Matariki — Māori New Year 2015
  10. Feminism is a feminist issue

Photos on Flickr

Our Flickr images got 1,214,576 page views in 2015. Flickr is now at 5,056,243 page views.
Our all-time top five photos:

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
  1. Storytime at the library
  2. Harewood Airport
  3. Nude
  4. Shirley Lindsay reading
  5. Librarians in smocks

Top on Twitter

We gained 594 followers on Twitter in 2015, taking our total to 3911 followers. The ten most popular tweets of 2015:

  1. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/650858037943631872
  2. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/669710693570994176
  3. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/650858037943631872
  4. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/582362631245185024
  5. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/600614193503440897
  6. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/624025513946845184
  7. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/625855697247322112
  8. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/599758725868425216
  9. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/674304109822894080
  10. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/633738407936593920

Facebook favourites

We got 435 new likes on Facebook in 2015, and now have 4400 “likers”.

  1. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/919478171456432
  2. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/814462691957981
  3. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/952121278192121
  4. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/975588155845433
  5. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/908616999209216
  6. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/996598320411083
  7. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/989174781153437
  8. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/955636664507249
  9. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/924853180918931
  10. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/995967793807469

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

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