Top of the web – April 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.

3D Quiver colouring in, pukeko
3D technology afternoon at Shirley Library. Photo taken Friday 29 April 2016. Flickr 2016-04-29-IMG_0169

Website pages

There were 284,086 page views in April. The most popular pages on

  1. Press Display about page (2nd last month)
  2. Kids browse page (5th last month)
  3. Books browse page (4th last month)
  4. School holidays! Holiday programmes, events, and activities (NEW)
  5. 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids (1st last month)
  6. Anzac Day and Gallipoli: 25 April (NEW)
  7. Learning Centres (3rd last month)
  8. OverDrive About page (6th last month)
  9. Library and Learning Centre School Holiday Programmes (NEW)
  10. My account (8th last month)

April’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 42 posts published:

Photos on Flickr

There were 121,516 page views in April on Flickr. It now has a total of 5,392,516 page views.

Anzac Day display
Anzac Day display. South Library. 21 April 2016.  Flickr 2016-04-21-IMG_3699

Top on Twitter

We have 4101 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

#chch school hols programmes & activities, including @ChchArtGallery & @ScienceAliveNZ ^DR

#nzmm begins with Kane Strang gig at @ChchArtGallery then sweet library gigs, plus @rdu985fm at @CantMuseum ^DR

Today: @Anika_Moa Songs for Bubbas show Shirley Intermediate Fri 22 April 10:30am. Tomorrow she’s at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre 10:30am. ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 4892 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Want to work with us? Then get in quick! These librarian vacancies close today. ^Moata

On 10 April 1968, during an exceptional storm, the inter-island ferry Wahine struck Barrett Reef in Wellington Harbour and capsized. 51 people died. There is an extraordinary set of images on DigitalNZ ^Donna

120 years ago today an historic meeting of New Zealand women, including Kate Sheppard, took place in Christchurch. Their goals were things like a minimum wage, and women being allowed to serve on juries! Oh, how far we’ve come. ^Moata

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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