Top of the web – September 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.

Roald Dahl display
Central Library Peterborough. Monday 12 September 2016. Flickr 2016-09-12-IMG_6005

Website pages

There were 281,587 page views in September. The most popular pages on

  1. School holidays! Holiday programmes, events, and activities – September / October 2016 (NEW)
  2. Press Display about page (1st last month)
  3. Canterbury earthquake info for kids (4th last month)
  4. Hornby Library (5th last month)
  5. Books browse page (3rd last month)
  6. My account (6th last month)
  7. Fun Palaces (NEW)
  8. OverDrive about page (7th last month)
  9. Learning Centres (2nd last month)
  10. Request an item (9th last month)

September’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 55 posts published.

Sex, & Sex, drugs & Rock n roll, & rock n roll – WORD Christchurch Donna
NCEA Booklists Rachel
Fiona Farrell and her healing gift to Christchurch Masha

Photos on Flickr

There were 74,951 page views in September on Flickr. It now has a total of 5,812,285
page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4346 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Pics of @jccronin & @kehealey & crowd at last night’s @wordchch @HachetteNZ event ^DR

Alina liked the @Tara_Moss session at #wordchch and agrees we all need to speak out more ^MT

“What is the worst NZ animal? asks @AndyGbooks “Mike Hosking” mutters a parent. “A tiger” yells a kid. #wordchch ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 5753 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Join Ngā Manu Tioriori (The Songbirds) as they waiata their way around the libraries this Wednesday with fun, upbeat songs for kids (and parents).
Not able to make it this week? There’s a special follow-up performance at Parklands Library on Wednesday 5 October ^Moata

Here’s the new titles for September. Our monthly compilation includes music, movies, eBooks, eAudiobooks, fiction, and non-fiction, large print – and stuff for kids and teens. What’s your pick? I want to read Brix Smith Start’s memoir always like a great rock bio. ^Donna

Are you keen to work for Christchurch City Libraries? We’ve got library jobs on offer – library assistants (full and part time), community learning librarians (permanent and fixed term), and a manager of community, Temporary Central and Fingertip Libraries (fixed term). ^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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