Top of the web – December 2018

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

Website pages

There were 280,052 page views in December. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Summertime Reading Club is in 19th spot, and the Christchurch Photo Hunt winners at 35th.

December’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in December on the website:

Survivor winner Lisa Stanger’s 2014 blog post Christmas reading for kids came in at 4th place.

Photos on Flickr

There were 109,564 views in December on Flickr. It now has a total of 8,817,963 views.

Top on Twitter

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#ChristchurchAdventCalendar 24 Christmas images from the #DiscoveryWall. Sunday 9 Dec: @whatnownz Christmas, 24 December 1989. Simon Barnett, @MicheleACourt and Catherine McPherson. Christchurch Star archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-01642A.

We have a position for a Community Learning Librarian open at South Library. Applications close Sunday, 6 Jan. #libraryjobs ^MT

The Best of 2018 – librarians pick their faves of the year. #lovelibraries #bestbooks ^DR

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Like us on Facebook. As at 8 January, we have 9027 likes.

#ChristchurchAdventCalendar 24 Christmas images from the #DiscoveryWall. Tuesday 13 December: Mark Nicholl with Christmas tree, 13 December 1980. A child, Mark Nicholl, on his bicycle carrying a Christmas tree in Sydenham. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-02309A.

All these things and more! ^Moata

#ChristchurchAdventCalendar 24 Christmas images from the #DiscoveryWall. Sunday 9 December: What Now Christmas, 24 December 1989. The presenters of What Now, Simon Barnett, Michele A’Court and Catherine McPherson getting ready for Christmas morning show by decorating a Christmas tree. Christchurch Star archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-01642A.

“It is my first time to see Korean books in a library!” an elated Donggi Jun said when he saw shelves of books in his native Korean. Find out more about the World Languages Collection at Tūranga – it includes books & magazines in 13 languages.

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 – November 2018

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

Website pages

There were 336,149 page views in November. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Join the Library has become more popular in the last few months and more Tūranga pages are in the top 50 – meeting rooms and bookable spaces, café, transport, and floor by floor.

November’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in November on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 147,719 views in November on Flickr. It now has a total of 8,708,399 views.

Top on Twitter

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DiveDapper is the PoetryWorld equivalent of Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in cars getting coffee’ but at DiveDapper you hear 2 poets on top of their game. A good reason to go to @KavehAkbar in Chch Tues 6 Nov @WORDChCh & at @tweetlitcrawl. ^DR

I’ve picked my fave New Zealand book covers of 2018.
Xoe Hall – @TayiTibble Poūkahangatus
Kerry Ann Lee – @Helen__Heath Are Friends Electric? @VUPBooks
and Go GIrl / Oh Boy @PenguinBooks_NZ
All this & more FAB covers: ^DR

Did you know @rhysiedarby had written a kids’ book? Kim asked him about the book, cryptozoology, and the time he was a jelly at the Christchurch Christmas parade (!?). ^MT

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The Ballantynes’ Fire took place 71 years ago today. 41 people died, and the city mourned.  ^Donna

The Audio Video Studio / Taupuni Oro/Ataata is now available for bookings! Open session times, when you can visit and try things out, are also available. See our website for more details. ^Moata

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of November in 1918, the First World War – ‘The War to End All Wars’ – ended; this day is known as Armistice Day. Today is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. ^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 – October 2018

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

Website pages

There were 368,704 page views in October. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Join the Library was in at number 12, and more of our Tūranga pages were in the top 50.

October’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in October on the website:

Not published in October, but attracting views was The old homestead at Stonyhurst a Picturing Canterbury post by Simon (published March 2018).

Photos on Flickr

There were 267,397 page views in October on Flickr. It now has a total of 8,560,680 views.

Top on Twitter

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Tūranga is open – and people are exploring their new central library. Opening pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/sets/72157672234197707
Great photos of Tūranga in action by @ChristchurchCC https://www.ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/3058 ^DR

Thank you Christchurch people. Tūranga is for you.

Cool fact that Kim learned at the Cook’s cook book launch last night: Gavin Bishop was the first author to have a book launch at the old central library and the first at our new one, Tūranga… 36 years apart. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/gavin-bishop-cooks-cook-book-launch/ ^MT

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Mōrena. The day has finally arrived and we hope you’re as excited as we are for the Tūranga Grand Opening! Watch the official opening ceremony online from 12 noon today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aivupywQ9cc
Doors open to the public for tours at 1pm.
More about Tūranga: https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/turanga/

Tūranga is open! Thank you to all the Christchurchians who have come in today. Here are some photos from opening day, including Marlene who was the first customer in. https://www.flickr.com/…/christchurc…/sets/72157672234197707
Find out more about what’s happening at Tūranga. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/turanga/ ^Donna

Day One of Tūranga – check out this time lapse of Tūranga from Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects – you might spot yourself if you were there … ^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 – September 2018

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

Website pages

There were 306,040 page views in September. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

Other popular pages: Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and Tūranga information was popular this month.

September’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in September on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 140,750 page views in September on Flickr. It now has a total of 8,293,283 views.

Top on Twitter

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Not a glass ceiling, but “a thick layer of men”. Andrew reports back on last night’s #wordchch @HelenClarkNZ session and that killer quote.  ^DR

Best audience question ever “Can you come to my birthday?”. #wordchch Nanogirl @medickinson rules. ^DR

“… Speak about the things, and the people, we love.” @katbhave reports on @pantographpunch #wordchch Explosive Archaeology session with @jenkshields @TayiTibble @brannavan @lanalopesi @ladyhorrors ^DR

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Excited yet?
(Just over 3 weeks until opening, library-fans!)
More photos on Flickr  ^Moata

New Central Library construction

Big news, library whānau! Lee Child – creator of hero Jack Reacher – is coming to Christchurch on Friday 23 November, thanks to WORD Christchurch and Penguin Books NZ. YAYYYYYY! ^Donna
https://wordchristchurch.co.nz/programme/an-evening-with-lee-child/


LEGO + LIBRARY = YAY! Tūranga and Imagination Station have joined creative forces to make LEGO playtime a permanent fixture in the city’s new central library. Imagination Station will have a new permanent home on Tūranga’s Hapori/Community Floor (level one) when the library opens on 12 October. https://www.ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2975

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 – August 2018

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

Website pages

There were 353,113 page views in August. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

August’s popular blog posts

Popular blog posts published in August on the website:

Photos on Flickr

There were 199,746 page views in August on Flickr. It now has a total of 8,152,533 views.

Top on Twitter

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“The sad and unavoidable fact is book-reading has lost its centrality to our culture. In NZ, few people read.” Lloyd Jones pulls no punches in his #wordchch quick questions. ^DR

Mōrena, Christchurch. Tūranga, your new central library, will open its doors on Friday 12 October. We look forward to seeing you there! ^DR

Have a browse of this week’s #newtitles
Some good #ReadNZ titles from @TwoPaddocks @DrJessBerentson @DoingOurBitNZ ^DR

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Kia ora koutou. We are happy to report that Tūranga, your new central library, will open its doors on Friday 12 October. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/news/turanga-your-new-central-library-will-open-on-friday-12-october/

A happy milestone today – the first books are on the shelves at Tūranga, your new central library! Find out more about Tūranga:https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/central-library/
and here’s information on the transition to Tūranga:  ^Donna

Spring is on its way and to celebrate the season of growing and gardening we are hosting seed and plant swaps in the first half of September. Bring in your extra seeds and small plants and we’ll put them out to share. Find out when and where: https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/the-great-library-seed-and-plant-swap-2018/

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.