Top of the web – August 2017

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

Dr Seuss quote
Dr Seuss quote. Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre. Flickr Sumner-2017-08-23-IMG_1970

Website pages

There were 280,510 page views in August. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Interesting to note that Te Wiki o te Reo Māori page is already at number 17 in August.

August’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in August on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 99,217 page views in August on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,730,222 views.

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Dear space nerds, NASA is livestreaming an ISS space walk right now on YouTube. ^MT
An Information Librarian job is available in our Fingertip Library. Applications close 27 Aug. #libraryjobs ^DR
For the record, we welcome breastfeeding mums in all of our libraries. Latch away, bubbas! ^MT

Facebook favourites

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Library jobs! We are looking for 3 Community Learning Librarians at Aranui, Halswell, and Shirley (applications close 20 August) and an Information Librarian for our Fingertip Library (closes 27 August). https://www.cccjobs.co.nz/search-result?search=cvid-707e7 ^Donna

The All Blacks played the Springboks on Lancaster Park on 15 August 1981. This poster is for the protest rally that took place at noon in Cathedral Square. Explore our digital collection of 1981 Springbok Tour protest posters. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Heritage/Posters/1981SpringbokTour/Thumbnails/
If you want to explore what people thought about the Tour in 1981, the Macmillan Brown Library at University of Canterbury has an online archive called Springbok Rugby Tour papers – a collection of comments and experiences. http://digital-library.canterbury.ac.nz/data/library3/archives_pages/162.html ^Donna

The quotes on the blackboard at Central Library Manchester are always worth checking out. See the full set: https://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/sets/72157678593131181  ^Donna



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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

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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

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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 – 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

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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

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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



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Top of the web – March 2017

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

Crown decorating table
Crown decorating table. Knights and Princesses fun day at Central Library Peterborough. Saturday 25 March 2017. Flickr CPB-2017-03-25-IMG_9088

Website pages

There were 298,088 page views in March. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. Library book sales (NEW)
  2. Learning Centres (3rd last month)
  3. About PressReader (formerly PressDisplay) (4th last month)
  4. Hornby Library (6th last month)
  5. 22 March 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids (10th last month)
  6. Books browse page (5th last month)
  7. Kids browse page (9th last month)
  8. My account (7th last month)
  9. About OverDrive (NEW)
  10. eResources A-Z directory (NEW)

March’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in March on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 97,803 page views in March on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,287,171 views.

Top on Twitter

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Ian Rankin @Beathhigh & Anne Enright coming to #chch! Oh yeah! #wordchch Autumn Season has just been announced.

Here’s @HeraLindsayBird & @ashleigh_young, they signed loads of books after last night’s packed  @WORDChCh event at @ChchArtGallery. ^DR https://t.co/YjHnGtU2hZ

Get bedazzled by @ashleigh_young & @HeraLindsayBird – a fab @ChchArtGallery & @wordchch event. ^DR

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Kia ora Bishopdale! Be part of The Christchurch Documentary Project. Photography students from the School of Fine Arts are taking pictures of the people and places of Bishopdale through to August with the goal of building an archive of documentary images of our city.
If you or your group would like to be photographed for this project, please contact the library on 941 7923 or at library@ccc.govt.nz (attached photo is by Janneth Gil, one of the photographers for Bishopdale 2017 who did brilliant work on Edge of the East. )  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/bishopdale-2017-the-christchurch-documentary-project/ ^Donna

Simon has written a fascinating history of the Cashmere Sanatorium, where James K Baxter was once a porter. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/the-hill-of-hope-cashmere-sanatorium/^Donna

School holidays are on from Friday 14 April. Here’s our list of Library and Learning Centre holiday programmes and activities, and more local events, workshops, shows, movies, performances, and things to do in Christchurch! https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/holiday-programmes-events-and-activities/^Donna



Here is 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 – February 2017

Kia ora. The latest information on what webpages and blog posts were popular in February.
15 February was a busy day online as we shared information about the Port Hills Fire – 38,759 impressions on Twitter and 40 tweets.

Story time
Library staff at Parklands at Play event, Parklands Reserve, Sunday 19 February 2017. Flickr 2017-2-19-20170219_163456

Website pages

There were 283,051 page views in February. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. Kids Treaty Zone (NEW)
  2. The Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi (NEW)
  3. Learning Centres (NEW)
  4. About PressReader (formerly PressDisplay) (1st last month)
  5. Books browse page (4th last month)
  6. Hornby Library (3rd last month)
  7. My account (2nd last month)
  8. Waitangi Day (NEW)
  9. Kids browse page (6th last month)
  10. 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids (NEW)

February’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in February on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 97,454 page views in February on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,189,368 views.

Top on Twitter

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#chch Civil Defence Emergency Operations Centre reactivated as Port Hills fire shifts closer to properties. ^DR

The view from Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre is, er, hmmm.
All our libraries remain open and have power, FYI. ^MT

State of Emergency declared in Christchurch and Selwyn.  #porthillsfire ^DR

Facebook favourites

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Wow! Our buddies at Waimakariri Libraries have created a buzz on Facebook – with cat hair craft. Onya! ^Donna

Get rid of your abandoned craft and sewing projects and discover new inspiration (at no cost) at The Great Stash Swap this Sunday ^Moata

I got to have a sneaky peek at this new book before it came out. A really interesting and different look at what all those roadworks and holes in the ground around the city are about. Fascinating for kids of all ages and all for the great cause that is Ronald McDonald House South Island ^Moata https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/christchurch-our-underground-story/



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.