Top of the web – March 2016

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.

Upper Riccarton Community and School Library celebrates ten years
Upper Riccarton Community and School Library celebrates ten years. Flickr 2016-03-31-IMG_3505

Website pages

There were 303,827 page views in March. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. 22 March 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids (4th last month)
  2. Press Display about page (3rd last month)
  3. Learning Centres (9th last month)
  4. Books browse page (5th last month)
  5. Kids browse page (7th last month)
  6. OverDrive About page (NEW)
  7. New titles (NEW)
  8. My account (NEW)
  9. Library book sales (NEW)
  10. New Zealand disasters (NEW)

March’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 32 posts published:

Canterbury Japan Day – Sunday 6 March 2016 Donna
NCEA Booklists Rachel
Women scientists in New Zealand Donna

Photos on Flickr

There were 79,858 page views in March on Flickr. It now has a total of 5,271,000 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4073 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

“when in broken places, sometimes, often, it is important to just get moving” : @mojgani on #chch & New Orleans. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/a-new-chapter-an-interview-with-anis-mojgani/ ^DR

Things we love about Anis @mojgani – a librarianly tribute. https://t.co/0fIIh94d7o ^DR https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/712385374329380865/photo/1

A controversial graphic novel on biblical representations of prostitution in Bible by Chester Brown. https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/item/show/922230037 #newtitles ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 4766 likes. Like us on Facebook.

The Obamas reading Where the Wild Things Are to kids at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Ka rawe storytelling! http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/obama-faces ^Donna

The Glue Brothers built beautiful Christchurch houses in Fendalton back in the 1920s and 30s. http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/the-glue-brothers/ Take a look at some of their work. ^Donna

Masha explores the importance of reading in childhood, and the magic of Margaret Mahy. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/margarey-mahy-and-the-importance-of-childhood-reading/ ^Donna



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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