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.

Top of the web – February 2018

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

Website pages

There were 303,108 page views in February. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

More Waitangi Day and Treaty related posts and pages were high in this month’s rankings, as was the Lunar New Year page (12th place), and Sparks (16th). People were also looking for information on preschool storytimes as those sessions started back for the year.

February’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in February on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 129,184 page views in February on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,256,581 views.

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#PeakLibrarian ^DR

Christchurch wastewater system under pressure – please delay showers, washing, and doing dishes. #CycloneGita  ^DR

Sing it, sisters! And yes, we have The Royal We here in Christchurch, New Zealand.  ^DR

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If you want a role that allows you to be a change agent, showcase your leadership skills, and take Christchurch on a new adventure of connectedness – we want to hear from you! We are looking for our new Central Library Manager – Tūranga. Applications close on 8 March. Find out more about working with us at Christchurch City Libraries. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/jobs/ ^Donna

Newsline have taken some wonderful photos of Tūranga (New Central Library). You can see more progress pics here: https://www.flickr.com/…/christchurc…/sets/72157652379561694 or check out the webcam http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/central/index.htm. ^Donna

Latest photos from our new building on Cathedral Square. We’ve got windows now! See more photos on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/…/christchurc…/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 – January 2018

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

Website pages

There were 270,812 page views in January. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Also in the top pages: Treaty Zone for kids (13th) and RBDigital Magazines (22nd).

January’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in January on the website:
Summer holiday activities – January Donna
Best (& Worst) Children’s Books of 2017 Kim
What’s a young person to do this summer?! Dan
Waitangi Day in Christchurch and Canterbury – Tuesday 6 February 2018 Donna
Read Aloud. Change the World – Thursday 1 February is World Read Aloud Day Valerie
Customers relaxing in the Attic Coffee House, 123a Cashel Street: Picturing Canterbury Simon

Photos on Flickr

There were 83,037 page views in January on Flickr. It now has a total of 7,127,397 views.

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Sound the #newtitles klaxon! @MicheleACourt’s new book How We Met. Coming out in March from @HarperNZ Find out more #AotearoaReads ^DR

We have 64 jobs on offer – at Tūranga (New Central Library) and other libraries in our network. Applications close next week so get in quick! We are looking for librarians, media studio specialists, library assistants and more. ^DR

And here’s the modern view via Google ^MT

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Youthtown Christchurch is putting on six week after-school Learners Licence Workshops (for ages 16 to 18) from 12 February at our libraries in Bishopdale, New Brighton, Upper Riccarton (and also in Linwood). Find out more and register to get a spot!
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/youthtown-learners-licence/ ^Donna

Join us at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground from 9.30am to 11.45am on the next 4 Tuesdays. Full library services are on offer, and at 10.00 and 11.00 there will be a storytimes session of songs, rhymes, bubbles, and a story by Margaret Mahy.
https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=margaret%20mahy This will be outside if the weather is good – or inside the van if the weather is cold or raining. ^Donna

Want to work at Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga-o-Ōtautahi? We have 64 jobs on offer – at Tūranga (New Central Library) and other libraries in our network. We are looking for librarians, media studio specialists, library assistants, and more.
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/jobs/ Applications close next week so get in quick!

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.