Top of the web – July 2018

Kia ora. Here’s our summary of the webpages, blog and social media posts that were popular in July.

Website pages

There were 329,892 page views in July. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Other popular pages: Matariki content still features in the top pages: Matariki for kids is in 14th place

July’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in July on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 129,467 page views in July on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,952,787 views.

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It’s bear-ly worth the risk… ^CG

Mark’s made his picks for this year’s #WORDChch festival and gone for a mix of literature, genre fiction and politics. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/word-things-to-get-excited-about/ ^MT

Enthusiastic about libraries supporting communities and excited about promoting the value of reading, literacy and libraries? We’re looking for a Community Learning Librarian at our Upper Riccarton branch. Applications close this Sunday #libraryjobs ^MT

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Happy 162nd birthday to the city of Christchurch!
Christchurch was established as a city by Royal Charter on July 31 1856, the first city to be established in New Zealand. Being ‘chartered’ as a city meant that a seat was established for a bishop in that region
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/christchurch-brief-history/#Canterbury-province
Here are some photos from early Christchurch.
This map from Archives New Zealand shows how Canterbury looked back then: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archivesnz/9404578992/ ^Donna

Latest photos from on site at Tūranga, your new central library. It’s starting to look puh-retty cool, even if we do say so ourselves.
You can find heaps more photos on Flickr. Southbase Construction
https://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/sets/72157652379561694 ^Moata

Big congrats to Christchurch school librarian – and our former colleague – Lisa Stanger. WINNER OF SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND! (Is this the first time a librarian has ever won?) Kia ora Lisa! https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/entertainment/watch-emotional-moment-lisa-wins-title-2018-sole-survivor-nz-and-250-000 ^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.

Top of the web – June 2018

Kia ora. Here’s our summary of the webpages, blog and social media posts that were popular in June.

Website pages

There were 356,434 page views in June. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Other popular pages: more Matariki content in the top pages: Te Iwa o Matariki – The Nine Stars of Matariki was number 13, and Matariki 2018 was 15th.

June’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in June on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 218,194 page views in June on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,823,320 views.

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170 years ago #OnThisDay, sixteen Ngāi Tahu chiefs signed Kemp’s Deed in Akaroa, 12 June 1848. “It was the largest of all the Crown purchases from Ngāi Tahu and the least carefully transacted.” Find out more from @NgaiTahu ^DR

Join in the @LCR_NZ Garden Bird survey from 30 June to 8 July. Valerie explains more & recommends some books to help you recognise the birds in your garden. ^DR

If you’re keen to learn more about Matariki head along to the Arts Centre tonight for a talk by expert in Māori astronomy, Dr Rangi Matamua. Gold coin donation. ^MT

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School holidays start on 7 July. We have compiled a list of things in Christchurch that are fun, FREE, and don’t require booking (including free KidsFest events, & Make your own mini world sessions at libraries). https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/school-holidays-on-a-budget-kidsfest-free-fun/ ^Donna

Teens can get in the driver’s seat with Youthtown Christchurch – Sign up for Learners Licence workshops in term 3. Sessions cost $130 for six workshops, and are on at Bishopdale, Linwood, and Upper Riccarton. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/get-in-the-drivers-seat-with-youthtown-sign-up-for-learners-licence-workshops/ Register with Youthtown: https://youthtownchristchurch.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=25334 ^Donna

Tūranga’s 4th floor roof terraces now have little gardens! And someone’s already been having fun there by the looks… More beauty shots of your stunning new library on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/sets/72157652379561694 ^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.

Top of the web – May 2018

Kia ora. Here’s our summary of the webpages, blog and social media posts that were popular in May.

Website pages

There were 388,311 page views in May. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Other popular pages: Matariki (22nd) and Tukutuku panels (26th).

May’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in May on the website:

In proof that demand for Matariki information is high in May as well as June, the following 2017 posts were the most popular of May 2018.

Photos on Flickr

There were 134,300 page views in May on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,605,126 views.

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Happy to report we have poet & writer @langleav’s works in our collection now, for you to explore. ^DR

Kia ora from your trusty Twittertroopers DR and MT #maythe4thbewithyou  #MaytheFourthBeWithYou #StarWarsDay

The @ngaiomarshaward Best Crime Novel longlist is out now – & it’s a scorcher. The ten nominees include @stellduffy @annaleese_j & @PaulCleave. Say Yeah to Noir. #yeahnoir ^DR

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We have A LOT of full and part time library jobs on offer. Most applications close next week so get in quick. Roles include: Youth Librarian, Children’s Librarian, library assistants, Pasifika Librarians, Marginalised Community Liaison, and shelvers. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/jobs/ ^Donna

There will be technology, and yes there will be books, and more. Now we can happily report there will be yummy food and drinks for you to enjoy when you visit. Your new central library Tūranga will have a café and espresso bar split between its ground and first floors. Find out more: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2647 ^Donna

Work at Tūranga is coming along with lamellar ceilings and miles of tiles! More photos on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/sets/72157652379561694 ^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.

Top of the web – April 2018

Kia ora. Here’s our summary of the webpages, blog and social media posts that were popular in April.

Website pages

There were 299,776 page views in April. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Also in the top pages: Anzac Day information

April’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in April on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 104.202 page views in April on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,470,826 views.

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We are v. jazzed that @arobertwebb – aka Jez out of Peep Show – is coming to Christchurch Tues 15 May (thanks @WORDChCh & @AklWritersFest). We have his brilliant book How not to be a boy (& some of his Mitchell & Webb gems). Book your tickets STAT!  ^DR

Amazing new aerial photos of Christchurch from @ChristchurchCC – this one shows ghost roads in the residential red zone.  ^DR

Tomorrow is Record Store Day, Sat 21 April – we’ve got a list of what’s on in Christchurch, NZ. For an Aotearoa-wide angle, read @dubdotdoh And @publicaddress #RSD2018 #RSD18 #RecordStoreDay  ^DR

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New jobs at Tūranga (New Central Library):
Librarian – Children (Part-Time position)
Librarian – Pasifika (Full Time & Part-Time position)
Librarian – Youth (Part-Time position)
Applications close next Sunday 22 April, 11.55pm.

Lisa used to work here at Christchurch City Libraries, and she is in the new season of Survivor New Zealand. SO EXCITING! What’s the connection between librarians and Survivor? “I think the connection is the nerdish-ness. A lot of nerds like Survivor, and a lot of nerds go super deep on really liking Survivor … I think the librarian stereotype and the survivor superfan stereotype have a lot of venn diagram overlap.”  Best of luck, Lisa! ^Donna

Latest photos from on site at Tūranga (new central library) with the exterior shaped “veils” now going up on the building. Also, it looks like some of the Southbase Construction folk must be Crusaders fans.
See more construction site photos on Flickr ^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.

Top of the web – March 2018

Kia ora. Here’s our summary of the webpages, blog and social media posts that were popular in March.

Website pages

There were 313,370 page views in March. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Also in the top pages: Justices of the Peace (13th) and Lynda.com (22nd).

March’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in March on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 110.043 page views in March on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,366,624 views.

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“Nearly everyone I’ve spoken to about Writers and Readers so far has named you as their stand-out experience.” @e_heritage sings the praises of @NZFWriters guest @HarryGiles – here in Chch tomorrow! ^DR

Not only does  @parrisgoebel feature in the new book Go Girl, her own book Young Queen is out soon! https://t.co/3gp2I4LUWA ^DR

“A star-studded sixties cast parades through the pages of Ruby’s colourful and often disastrous life”: Fee finds #AlltheBeautifulGirl by @ElizJChurch “filled with thrills, spills and glitter.”

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Come and work with us! We have library assistant jobs at Aranui, Bishopdale, Central City, Fendalton, Halswell, Linwood, New Brighton, Sumner – applications close Sun 8 April 11.55pm  ^Donna

Remember the beautiful light displays in the Botanic Gardens in 2015 and 2016? Fabulous news! Botanic D’lights is back for 2018 and will exend to the Arts Centre’s North and South quadrangles as well as the grounds of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. It will be on for five nights from Wednesday, 8 August. Find out more from Newsline: https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2489 ^Donna

READiscover your local park READiscover your local park this #ParksWeekMonday 12 to Saturday 17 March. 7 nature books are hidden in 7 parks near 7 libraries. Read & discover your local park and enjoy story time in the great outdoors! https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/parks-week/ Plus there are more fun Parks Week activities – a playdate with wetland wildlife at Hallswell Quarry on Tuesday 13 March, and Messy mud nature play at Bottle Lake Forest Park on Thursday 15 March. ^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.