Top of the web – August 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.

The Stars are on fire gala
WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival. Friday 26 August 2016. Flickr 2016-08-26-IMG_5778

Website pages

There were page views in August. The most popular pages on

  1. Press Display about page (1st last month)
  2. Learning Centres (7th last month)
  3. Books browse page (3rd last month)
  4. Canterbury earthquake info for kids (NEW)
  5. Hornby Library (NEW)
  6. My account (5th last month)
  7. OverDrive about page (6th last month)
  8. Online resources (NEW)
  9. Request an item (10th last month)
  10. New titles (NEW)

Also of interest this month: Snow Days, WORD Christchurch, Cook Islands Language Week, Is there a JP in the library?, Jenny Pattrick – Community Read, and Reading in mind: Book Scheme for mental health.

August’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 99 posts published.

Photos on Flickr

There were 72,158 page views in August on Flickr. It now has a total of 5,737,334 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4310 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Love that @MargaretAtwood is doing a cameo on the film of #aliasgrace and tweeting everything including her costume. ^MT

Handpicked sightseeing for #wordchch writers: No. 1: hairy jewellery for @TheGoodDeath ^DR

. @Tara_Moss is here for #wordhch next week – here’s her handbook for women & girls.  ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 5498 likes. Like us on Facebook.

The first test between the Springboks and the All Blacks took place in Christchurch at Lancaster Park 35 years ago today – on Saturday 15 August 1981. See our collection of Springbok Tour posters and read more: ^Donna More about this poster:

The Captain Cook statue in Victoria Square was unveiled on 10 August 1932. Remember the SCAPE Public Art event when he had his own bathroom? ^Donna

Invercargill City Libraries and Archives wins gold at synchronised shelving! ^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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