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Streets Kite Day - New BrightonKia 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.

Website pages

There were 294,865 page views in January. The most popular pages:

  1. Kids browse page (2nd last month)
  2. Books browse page (1st last month)
  3. My account (new)
  4. PressDisplay (about)
  5. New titles (7th last month)
  6. OverDrive online resource (5th last month)
  7. PressDisplay online resource (8th last month)
  8. Classical Sparks (new)
  9. Library hours
  10. Request an item

January’s popular blog posts

47 posts published:

Photos on Flickr

There were 97,648 views in January.

Flickr is at 3,939,315 page views

Top on Twitter

“Elizabeth’s habit of sunbathing on the road meant she was eventually hit by a car in Woolston” @NZCharlieGates http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/7464952/Memories-of-Avon-Rivers-sea-elephant …

Follow Treaty of Waitangi events in real time, 175 years on. Tapatapahi ana @ArchivesNZ! #Waitangi175 http://waitangi.tki.org.nz/project-gallery/waitangi175-tweets/ … ^DR

Hope you are all ok after this morning’s #eqnz. @geonet‘s latest info is here: http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/quake/2015/01/06/6.4+Earthquake+shakes+central+South+Island … ^DR

We have 3378 followers.

Facebook favourites

Kite Day at New Brighton. Perfect. ^Donna

Anything here take your fancy? You might also enjoy our Fiction Selector Philip’s overview of forthcoming films that are based on books http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/…/read-the-book-be…/ ^Vanessa

Check out this article about us – what gets lost, and what is popular. ^Donna

We have 3983 likes.

Kia ora. Here is a look back at the webpages, tweets, photos, Facebook and blog posts that proved popular in 2014.
Chess, Cathedral Square Minecraft Julia Gillard

Website pages

Our new website was launched on 2 December. In its first month, it received 262,309 page views.

Christchurchcitylibraries.com stats for 2014:

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 Top webpages

  1. Animal names
  2. E-Resources
  3. Kids
  4. About Press Display
  5. About OverDrive
  6. Cemeteries and cemetery records
  7. Library locations
  8. Inventions
  9. Children’s mathematics picture books
  10. 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids

Popular blog posts

  1. NCEA Booklists
  2. Walk, bike, or skate through the Lyttelton Road Tunnel – Sunday 31 August 2014
  3. School holidays – September / October 2014
  4. Childrens’ and Young Adult Book Sale
  5. Best reads 2014
  6. Dirty Politics has landed as an eBook
  7. Women scientists in New Zealand
  8. Ngaio Marsh – Crime writer now in eBooks.
  9. Science for kids – the Under 5 Fest
  10. Help us find the last of the retro shopkeepers

Photos on Flickr

Our Flickr images got 1,748,469 page views in 2014. Flickr is now at 3,841,667 page views.

  1. Harewood Airport
  2. Flooded Avon River on Oxford Terrace
  3. Flooded Avon River on Oxford Terrace
  4. Flooded Avon River on Oxford Terrace
  5. Flooded Avon River on Oxford Terrace

Top on Twitter

We gained 557 followers in 2014, taking our total to 3317 followers. The most popular tweets of 2014:

  1. http://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/540226598989885440
    Best music books 2014 @GuardianBooks – +1 that @viv_albertine‘s memoir is top http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/03/the-best-music-books-of-2014 … Read it http://ow.ly/FjlJt  ^DR
  2. http://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/505955529911332865
  3. Mr @damonayoung donated his books to the library, a great gesture – they’ll be added to our collection. #wordchch ^DR
  4. http://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/542063972027883522
  5. What will this year’s @publicaddress Word of the year be? Us wordyphiles must know! Have your say http://publicaddress.net/hardnews/public-address-word-of-the-year-2014/ … ^DR
  6. http://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/540250394824175617
  7. This Father Christmas (pre-1910) is a bit of a frosty hipster. http://t.co/FWXBTjVCRn http://t.co/6fZ1N6mThr ^DR http://t.co/vcdAek5Z2R
  8. http://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/521847939967496192
  9. One not to miss: @Te_Papa’s Kirstie Ross will talk abt her #WW100 book on Fri 17 Oct 6-7pm http://t.co/4O8l7xmiUO http://t.co/Ove9rMIHJM ^VT

Facebook favourites

We got 439 new likes in 2014, and now have 3965 “likers”.

Lisa Simpson (!) has chosen 25 books every woman should read, including The Luminaries http://ow.ly/ECvpt. Do you agree with her choices? Are there any notable omissions in your opinion? ^Vanessa

Spring things in Latimer Square. Very cute! ^Donna.

Yay! The weather cleared for the Treetech Guy Fawkes Fireworks Spectacular at New Brighton Beach ^ Brendon

A little quiz to start the day… I got 13/17 but there was a fair bit of guessing going on (yay for multichoice!) How did you do? ^Vanessa

Here’s looking at us, kids. ^Donna

If you are interested in how we derive our rankings, we measure page views on our website, reach for Facebook posts, and clicks for tweets.

Cover of Taste magazineKia 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.

Website pages

Our new website launched on 2 December. The most popular pages in December:

  1. Books browse page
  2. Kids browse page
  3. Welcome to the website blog post
  4. Holiday hours
  5. OverDrive online resource
  6. Press Display (about)
  7. New titles
  8. Press Display online resource
  9. OverDrive (about)
  10. E-Resources

December’s popular blog posts

Photos on Flickr

There were 159,187 views in December. Flickr is at 3,841,667 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 3317 Twitter followers. December tweets earned 110.9K impressions over this 31 day period

The most popular tweets (measured by impressions):

Facebook favourites

We have 3965 likes on Facebook.

Meet me in the Square – photos by David Cook show you Christchurch 80s style in this new book from Christchurch Art Gallery. http://ow.ly/FSqUI The library will be getting copies too. http://ow.ly/FSr2o ^Donna

Shirley Library has done a freaking awesome sum up of what was best in 2014. A++ would watch again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP_5NOtToAc ^Donna

Yep, the countdown is definitely on! Why not relax with some crafty projects?

You don’t have to limit yourself to books – check out the many suggestions in our collection http://ow.ly/F6A5m – there’s plenty to keep the young ones occupied too http://ow.ly/F6Af4

And for a truly Kiwi experience, why not make a Harakeke star for your tree http://ow.ly/F6AL1 ? ^Vanessa

Halloween display at Linwood LibraryKia 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.

Website pages

This month our page on New Zealand Cup and Show Week and Canterbury Anniversary made it into the top 20.

November’s popular blog posts

Cover of The Goldfinch  Cover of The Virgin and the Whale  Cover of Dirty Politics

Photos on Flickr

There were 132,231 views in November. Flickr is at 3,682,480 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 3290 followers on Twitter. The most popular tweets:

Facebook favourites

We have 3937 likes on Facebook. Top this month:

Book out and read in: FESTA Festival of Transitional ArchitectureKia 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.

Website pages

There were 459,284 page views in October of christchurchcitylibraries.com. Kids animal groups is number one again.

October’s popular blog posts

Photos on Flickr

There were 138,381 views in October.

Flickr is at 3,550,249 page views.
Harewood Airport Richard Greenaway and grandmother outside Christchurch Cathedral

Top on Twitter

We have 3243 followers on Twitter. The most popular tweets:

One not to miss: @Te_Papa‘s Kirstie Ross will talk abt her #WW100 book on Fri 17 Oct 6-7pm http://ow.ly/CHn81  http://ow.ly/i/7d2Ua  ^VT

It’s Ada Lovelace Day #ALD14. Kia ora Dame Anne Salmond – Rutherford Medal winner 2013. https://t.co/6XTJCteI3h ^DR http://t.co/fTEovyxU8m

By heck! Julia Gillard has sold out in Auckland, Get yr @WORDChCh tix quick #chch peeps. http://t.co/lV449XQoic ^DR http://t.co/1jNSvRMsrO

Facebook favourites

We have 3920 likes on Facebook.

Join in the Diwali celebrations on Saturday at Horncastle Arena. Curious about what Diwali is? Read the blog post by Rema from Hornby Libraryhttp://ow.ly/D7Klm ^Vanessa

Christchurch shop workers in the 1970s – can you help identify these people and places? We’d love to know. ^Donna

An event not to miss! Celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, next Saturday 25 October 3-9pm at Horncastle Arena. There will be cultural performances, food and craft stalls, workshops, and exhibitions.

Check out www.diwalifestival.co.nz for more info and some video footage from last year’s festival. ^Vanessa

Out of the box - Christchurch Art Gallery family fun dayKia 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.

Website pages

Animal Group Names (Collective Nouns) was the most popular web page. It got 14,515 views, and the average time spend on the page was 5 minutes and 5 seconds – double the average time spent on our web pages of 2 minutes 23 seconds.

September’s popular blog posts

A big welcome to the fabulous new bloggers who had a baptism of blogging fire at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival: Kia ora Alina, Ben, and Alison. Also a big thanks to stalwart stars Roberta, Robyn, Joyce, and Lisa who provided such excellent wordy thoughts.

How do people find our blog? WordPress can tell. The most popular search term that found our blog last month was “oct school holidays 2014 free activities Christchurch”

The most popular search term ever is quite unexpected – “aubrey Beardsley”

Most popular posts this month:

Photos on Flickr

August was busier than average with 172,280 views. September was even busier – we got 309,776 views. Our busiest day was 13 September with 13,607 views. Flickr is at 3,411,868 page views.
Pear Tree Press exhibition at Central Library Peterborough New Zealand IceFest  New Halswell Library and Community Facility Library trucks

Top on Twitter

We have 3170 followers. The most popular tweets:

Facebook favourites

We have 3904 likes.

A beautiful oasis on Colombo Street. The Green Room, by Greening the rubble. ^Donna

121 years ago today, New Zealand women got the vote. http://ow.ly/BF9iz Kia ora to all those strong and wonderful women who made it happen. And pay the best tribute – vote! You can vote today at nine of our libraries. http://ow.ly/BF9MA ^Donna

A great treasure trove of library memories in The Press on Saturday. http://stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/10467257/Library-coming-down-but-memories-stick ^Donna

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.

Website pages

Our ever popular page on collective nouns for animals got 13,432 page views. Overall, there were nearly half a million page views this month: 495,724.

August’s popular blog posts

Photos on Flickr

It was busier than average in August, with 172,280 views. Our busiest day was 30 August when we got 12587 views. The main drawcard was photos hot off the press from the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival. Flickr is at 3,102,092 pageviews.
John Chrisstoffels: The Novel and the Theremin

Top on Twitter

We have 3129 followers. The most popular tweets:

This month Twitter brought out a new analytics tool. It will give us more fine-grained knowledge of engagement. In this graphic, you can see that livetweeting at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Festival pushed up our impressions (how many times the tweets has been viewed).

Find out more: New Tweet activity dashboard offers richer analytics

Twitter

Facebook favourites

We have 3882 likes.

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