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.

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

We have 4526 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

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

Facebook favourites

We have 6591 likes. Like us on Facebook.

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

We have 4503 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

#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

We have 6423 likes. Like us on Facebook.

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.

Top of the web 2016

Kia ora. Here is a look back at the webpages, tweets, photos, Facebook and blog posts that proved popular in 2016.

New Central Library construction
New Central Library – Southbase Construction, 14 December 2016. Photo by Pam Carmichael Photography. Flickr New-Central-2016-12-14-CL-16

Website pages
my.christchurchcitylibraries.com stats for 2016.
2016 statistics
If we add in page views for heritage.christchurchcitylibraries.com (235,438) and christchurchcitylibraries.com (1,076,824), that makes a total of 4,672,410 page views for 2016.
The catalogue had 10,087,906 page views in 2016.

Top 20 webpages of 2016

  1. About Press Display
  2. 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake
  3. Books browse page
  4. About OverDrive
  5. Learning centres
  6. My account
  7. Kids browse page
  8. Hornby
  9. Matariki for kids
  10. Request an item
  11. New titles
  12. Holiday programmes, events, and activities
  13. Passwords and PIN
  14. A-Z directory of eResources
  15. Beginner’s kete to learning basic Māori language
  16. Family History
  17. eResources
  18. About Zinio for libraries
  19. Upper Riccarton
  20. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Popular blog posts on christchurchcitylibraries.com

Hoon Hay School Kapa Haka performance
Christchurch City Libraries celebrates Matariki / Māori New Year, June 2016. Kapa haka performance by pupils from Hoon Hay School at Central Peterborough Library, 19 June 2016. Flickr 2016-06-19-IMG_1965

Popular blog posts on cclblog.wordpress.com

There were 593 posts published on the library blog in 2016. Here are the most popular ones for the year:

  1. Anzac Day in Christchurch and Canterbury 2016
  2. NCEA Booklists
  3. Women scientists in New Zealand
  4. Canterbury Japan Day – Sunday 6 March 2016
  5. The ghosts of cinema past
  6. Matariki – Māori New Year 2016
  7. Exploring Otautahi
  8. The seven stars of Matariki
  9. Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 2015
  10. The Best (& Worst) Children’s Books of 2016

Photos on Flickr

Our Flickr images got 977636 page views in 2016. Flickr is now at 6,033,879 page views.

Top on Twitter

We gained 531 followers on Twitter in 2016, taking our total to 4442 followers. The ten most popular tweets of 2016:

  1. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/765691276838572033
  2. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/753789367856967680
  3. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/752253910539202560
  4. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/754882361234370560
  5. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/750155398397779968
  6. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/750220311300222976
  7. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/743273804445556736
  8. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/754866315886682112
  9. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/732755667996446720
  10. https://twitter.com/ChristchurchLib/status/734585419556347904

Facebook favourites

We got 1699 new likes on Facebook in 2016, and now have 6033 “likers”. Here are the 10 most popular posts of 2016:










  1. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/1125932424144338
  2. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/1299827076754871
  3. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/1288976071173305
  4. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/1106088872795360
  5. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/1301438549927057
  6. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/1224937950910451
  7. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/1025832387487676
  8. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/1037529776317937
  9. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/1274528652618047
  10. https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries/posts/1172051849532395

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.