Top of the web – July 2017

Kapa haka group sit during speeches in the Community Centre
Combined kapa haka group from Breens Intermediate and Isleworth School, Opening day at Ōrauwhata:Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, Saturday 22 July 2017. Flickr BI-2017-07-22-BOOK-8

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

Website pages

There were 270,622 page views in July. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Cook Islands Language Week came in at number 11.

July’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in July on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 102,910 page views in July on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,631,005 views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4653 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Quick! Get tickets to @clementine_ford Fight like a girl @WORDChCh event. One sesh has already sold out! ^DR

From @guywilliamsguy to @JohnJCampbell this reading of Hairy McLary is just too cute. #happyfridayfeels ^MT

Read your way into NZ International Film Fest with this handy selection of #nziff films with a booky connection. ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 7174 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Library jobs! We have 3 team leader positions at the new Central Library (applications close 30 July) and part-time library assistant positions at Fendalton and Halswell (applications close 2 August). https://www.cccjobs.co.nz/search-result?search=cvid-707e7 ^Donna

Are you an artist from the east of town looking for somewhere to exhibit? Your work could be gracing the wall at the best little seaside library in Christchurch.
If you’re interested and have enough work to fit 14 wooden panels 86cm high by 58.5cm wide then pop into New Brighton Library and chat to the staff there or send us an email at library@ccc.govt.nz ^Moata

Kia ora Sumner! We are happy to announce the Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre is opening Saturday 19 August. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/sumner-library/ Have a look at our latest photos of this stunning combined library, community centre, and museum. https://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/sets/72157673942811182 ^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 2017

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

Matariki storytimes - Row, row, row your waka
Matariki storytimes – Row, row, row your waka New Brighton Library. Tuesday 20 June 2017. Flickr 2017-06-20-IMG_0634

Website pages

There were 282,270 page views in June. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

June’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in June on the website:

Matariki 2017 Moata
Be in to win tickets to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Donna
Te Iwa o Matariki – The Nine Stars of Matariki Maatakiwi
KidsFest 2017 Donna
Winter sports in Canterbury: Ice skating Simon

Existing Matariki-related content like weaving whetu (stars) rated highly this month.

Photos on Flickr

There were 98,273 page views in June on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,528,095 views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4636 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Check it out! Peter Garrett, @clementine_ford, & @JohnSafran will be here for @WORDChCh #chchfest2017 events. ^DR

National Schools Poetry Award for Year 12 and 13 students, @ashleigh_young is the judge. Entries close 3 July. ^DR

Kia ora whānau! KidsFest tickets are on sale now – get in quick to book. So many coool activities and classes. ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 7105 likes. Like us on Facebook.
Join in Matariki Toi – Community Art Project in the Library. Come along and weave a star. Materials are supplied, all you have to do is bring your creativity. Find out where and when. ^Donna

It is a truth universally acknowledged… that a Jane Austen fan must be in want of a cosy chair and some afternoon tea. We can provide both! On 18 July, the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s passing, we’ll be having an event for Jane-ites at Central Library Peterborough. Put it in your diaries now, gentlefolk (and don’t forget to book as places are limited). ^Moata

The trailer to the movie of my favourite book just came out today and it looks really spooky and kind of great (and it was filmed right here in Ōtautahi). What do you think of it, folks? ^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.

Digital Library Tiki Tour

The Digital Library is a branch of our network, it’s open 24 hours and 7 days. You can visit it from a physical library, or from home, or anywhere you are. This Tiki Tour takes a trip around our online offerings.

City of Christchurch, central area, 1978, CCLMaps 221674
City of Christchurch, central area, 1978, CCLMaps 221674

Finding your way around

Our homepage is structured like this:

Top navigation includes a search box, Hours and Location info, your login, and content sorted into About, Explore, eResources, What’s on and Learning.

Explore pages let you browse new stuff and relevant blog posts and info — see the popular Kids Explore menu for an example.

The main homepage is made up of content cards sorted into channels. These are moveable, so the homepage doesn’t always look the same. The library’s main event has the prime “hero” spot. There is a feed of the latest blog posts, and the events calendar.

Channels pull together content cards on a topic. See our Recommended channel.

The footer links to important info and contact details.

Dip into eResources

Your library card and password/PIN give you access to eResources. Try:

PressReader is a large digital newspaper and magazine library. Full-page replicas of current print editions, including editorial content, graphics and advertising.

OverDrive is a free eBook and eAudiobook collection.

Zinio for Libraries has hundreds of digital magazines including many popular New Zealand titles on wide range of subjects.

Here’s a peek at my shelf of Zinio eMags.

Make connections in your community

Explore local content

We have a strong focus on Christchurch heritage. Have a look at the following resources:

Discover more digitised resources.

Pin Group, 25 Cents, VolksWagens, CCL-Ephemera-Music-Rock-1980s-Poster0002
Pin Group, 25 Cents, VolksWagens, CCL-Ephemera-Music-Rock-1980s-Poster0002

Find out about services

Keep up–to–date

uncover - huraina
uncover – huraina

Play in the catalogue

Search our catalogue to find books, images, music, magazines, DVDs and more. Use a catalogue app on your mobile.

You can make booklists, rate books, write reviews, and share your opinions on our social catalogue.

Library blog posts can connect into the catalogue, and we can also link events so if you are searching for a book by Clementine Ford, you’ll see that she’s here in Christchurch in September.

Recommended

Staff Pickles is a team of librarians that aim to bring you recommendations with flavour. The Pickles share booklists, book reviews, and blog posts – all about the books, movies, TV, and music they love, and you can ask them for reading recommendations.

Here’s me and my latest recommendations and faves:

Connect with social media

Need more help?

For more help, contact our helpful librarians.

Top of the web – May 2017

Kia ora. The latest information on what webpages and blog posts were popular in May.

Matariki display, New Brighton Library
Matariki display, New Brighton Library, June 2017. Flickr 2017-06-NB-IMG_0531

Website pages

There were 294,186 page views in May. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. Learning Centres (8th last month)
  2. About PressReader (formerly PressDisplay) (2nd last month)
  3. eResources (3rd last month)
  4. Canterbury earthquakes (for kids) (NEW)
  5. Books browse page (5th last month)
  6. Hornby Library (4th last month)
  7. My account (NEW)
  8. New Zealand disasters (NEW)
  9. Kids browse page (6th last month)
  10. About OverDrive (7th last month)

Also highly placed this month – Samoan Language Week – Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa, Matariki for kids, Lynda, Zinio, and the FAQ Is there a Justice of the Peace (JP) at the library?

May’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in May on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 91,316 page views in May on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,429,822 views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4612 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Photos from last night’s great @Beathhigh Ian Rankin @WORDChCh event. ^DR

The @WORDChCh Autumn Season starts tomorrow with Ian Rankin @Beathhigh Read our Festy coverage here: ^DR

Going to @JamesGleick tonight at @WORDChCh? Fee has timey-wimey thoughts, & some tv, movie, & book picks. ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 7030 likes. Like us on Facebook.

We have permanent part-time and full-time library assistant jobs available at Fendalton, Halswell, Linwood, and New Brighton Libraries – have a look.
Applications close 21 May. ^Donna

Take a peek at the progress on our 3 upcoming libraries:
The new Central Library
Bishopdale Library and Community Centre
Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre
^Donna

Kia ora. We have permanent part-time and fixed term part-time jobs for library shelvers at Linwood, Spreydon, Fendalton, and Papanui Libraries. Find out more.
Applications close Tuesday 30 May. ^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 – April 2017

Kia ora. Here is information on the webpages and blog posts that were popular in April.

Daft disguises photo booth
Daft disguises photo booth at Linwood Library, Eye Spy holiday programme, 21 April 2017. Flickr 2017-04-21-IMG_20170421_100425

Website pages

There were 236,875 page views in April. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. School holidays! Holiday programmes, events, and activities – April 2017 (NEW)
  2. About PressReader (formerly PressDisplay) (3rd last month)
  3. eResources (NEW)
  4. Hornby Library (4th last month)
  5. Books browse page (6th last month)
  6. Kids browse page (8th last month)
  7. About OverDrive (9th last month)
  8. Learning Centres (2nd last month)
  9. A-Z directory of eResources (NEW)
  10. Request an item for our collection (NEW)

April’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in April on the website:

Anzac Day in Christchurch 2017 Moata
Bishopdale 2017 – The Christchurch Documentary Project Donna
Flip Grater – On food, music, and parenting Kim
NZ Music Month 2017 – Live in the library Dan
One thousand ropes Jan-Hai

Photos on Flickr

There were 51,335 page views in April on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,338,506 views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4569 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

As recommended by @MargaretAtwood on @radionz at the weekend, The Power by Naomi Alderman ^MT

Enjoying Ian Rankin @Beathhigh on SaturdayRNZ. He is here in Christchurch 14 May for @WORDChCh Autumn Season.  ^DR

A rare opportunity to admire Islamic art here in Christchurch – There’s a display on at South Lib until 9 April. ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 6769 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Did you know we have regular JP (Justice of the Peace) sessions at a number of our libraries? Really handy if you need an affidavit, declaration or signature witnessed. No charge, and no bookings necessary.  ^Moata

Mōrena Ōtautahi. What a gorgeous Christchurch sunrise this Rāmere morning. ^Donna

Bookshelf swoon time.  (If you are a bookshelf fan, I recommend subscribing to Booshelf.  ^Donna



Here is how we derive our rankings – we measure page views on our website, organic reach for Facebook posts, and impressions for tweets.