Top of the web – September 2017

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

Māori Language Week display, Central Library Manchester
Māori Language Week display at Central Library Manchester, Friday 15 September. Flickr 2017-09-15-CLM-IMG_1656

Website pages

There were 247,999 page views in September. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

The page on the General Elections came in at 12th place. This indicated which libraries had advance voting.

September’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in September on the website:

Te wiki o te reo Māori – Māori Language Week Moata
Teen leisure programmes at new Central Library
Fight like a girl – Clementine Ford Moata
Win tickets to Captain Underpants Kim
The Great Library Seed Swap Donna

Photos on Flickr

There were 88,575 page views in September on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,818,797 views.

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It’s a sellout @WORDChCh session tonight! @renireni talks to @VictorRodger69 on “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race”. ^DR
Lordy! Title of the week, cover of the week! The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump by Rob Sears. https://t.co/xDpjzH05z5 #newtitles. ^DR
Latest @WORDChCh #SPOV pics – Goth-tastic Madwomen in the attic at The Great Hall, with guest guys Fassy & Tom. ^DR

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The latest on your new Central Library! Great video by Star.kiwi Rise Up Christchurch as Carolyn Robertson and Danny McNeil show you more.http://www.star.kiwi/…/09/new-name-for-central-city-library/ ^Donna

Want to give the kids something fun to do in the school holidays? (they start next week!) We have spots available in some learning centre progammes including:
LEGO Mindstorm Robotics at New Brighton Library (10-13 years); Chill Out Tunes at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre (7-9 years); Photo Fun at Upper Riccarton (5-7 years); and Minecraft Game Zone at New Brighton Library (8-12 years)  Book in by phoning 03-941 5140 or email learningcentre@ccc.govt.nz ^Donna

Streets for People is on Sunday 1 October in Cathedral Square. There will be market stalls, food trucks, free entertainment and live music. Kids will love the bouncy castles, water walkers and bumper boats. Christchurch City Libraries will be there too, with a pop-up library, bean bags, books, and an outdoor reading room by the new Central Library.
Subscribe to the Streets for People event on Facebook to keep up-to-date with all the announcements. https://www.facebook.com/events/131225217503400/ ^Donna

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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

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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



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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



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 – 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.

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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.