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.

Top of the web – December 2016

Kia ora. We explore what Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular each month – so we can learn more about what our customers are interested in.

New Brighton Santa Parade
New Brighton Santa Parade. Saturday 10 December 2016. Flickr: 2016-12-10-DSC01906

Website pages

There were 229,872 page views in December. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. Christmas and New Year library hours 2016/17 (NEW)
  2. About PressReader (formerly PressDisplay) (NEW)
  3. Hornby Library (3rd last month)
  4. OverDrive about page (6th last month)
  5. My account (5th last month)
  6. Books browse page (4th last month)
  7. Zinio for libraries (NEW)
  8. Christmas in Christchurch (NEW)
  9. Holiday programmes,events, and activities (NEW)
  10. Kids browse page (NEW)

December’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 23 posts published.

Photos on Flickr

There were 91,255 page views in December on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,033,879 views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4442 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

We’ve added this to our #bestreads of 2016 page. https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/best-reads-2016/
Onya @TheSpinoffTV & especially your BookGod Steve. ^DR https://twitter.com/SteveBraunias/status/808841369137487872

It’s time for the annual lexical joy that is @publicaddress’s Word of the Year. http://publicaddress.net/hardnews/public-address-word-of-the-year-2016/ Get your picks in now! ^DR

Our interview with #TheChangeover director @stuartmckenzie1
So excited for this movie! ^MT http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/book-to-film-the-changeover/

Facebook favourites

We have 6099 likes. Like us on Facebook.

We’ve made a ginormous list of things for Christchurch kids and whānau to do in the holidays. Have a look! Any suggestions welcome too. http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/holiday-programmes…/ ^Donna

Grab your PJs and head on down to a very special Christmas Storytimes session at South Library tonight!
Plus there are other Christmas themed events in the lead up to the big day. ^Moata

Give eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines a go. If you have a library card, you’ve got access to your library 24/7. http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/channel/e-resources/ ^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 – November 2016

Kia ora. We explore what Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular each month – so we can learn more about what our customers are interested in.

Central Library Manchester whiteboard
Central Library Manchester. 4 November 2016. Flickr 2016-11-4-IMG_6834

Website pages

There were 254,812 page views in November. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. Canterbury earthquake info for kids (1st last month)
  2. PressReader about page (2nd last month)
  3. Hornby Library (3rd last month)
  4. OverDrive about page (6th last month)
  5. My account (5th last month)
  6. Books browse page (4th last month)
  7. New Zealand disasters (10th last month)
  8. Press Display about page (2nd last month)
  9. New titles (9th last month)
  10. Medical inventions (NEW)

Popular blog posts on the website this month:

November’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 43 posts published.

Photos on Flickr

There were 57,665 page views in November on Flickr. It now has a total of is 5,942,624 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4414 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Mōrena – New Brighton will be closed, & we are waiting to hear about Linwood & Lyttelton Libs post-#eqnz https://t.co/zvpas3Vwov ^DR

New Brighton Library (in its temp location 60 Brighton Mall) is planning to open at midday today (Monday 14 Nov) https://t.co/zvpas3Vwov ^DR https://t.co/1RS2KoBJKh

“Never stop being curious” – Kim talks to @medickinson ahead of her Live Science Show, here in #chch next month. https://t.co/hdR8NUcT75 ^DR https://t.co/2sniMDDx0F

Facebook favourites

We have 5910 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Stories and playing at the Margaret Mahy Playground? Perfect! This summertime – starting tomorrow Thursday 1 December – our Mobile Library will be visiting the Margaret Mahy playground on Thursday mornings. The van will be parked by the main entrance from 9am to 11.45am.
You can borrow books from the van as well as enjoy a Storytimes session at 10am and 11am. Check out our timetable: http://ow.ly/CevV306EzKB The van will be there regardless of the weather – if it’s bad, we can do Storytimes inside! ^Donna

Simon explores the history – and mystery – of the Cashmere Caverns. http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/blogs/post/the-cashmere-caverns/  ^Donna

Kia ora, hope you are all feeling a little better this morning. If you are feeling like a library visit, libraries will be open as normal today except New Brighton which opened at midday and is closing early at 5pm. We will continue to share information as it comes to hand. http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/news/status-of-libraries-monday-14-november/ ^Donna (updated 3.50pm 14/11)



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 2016

Kia ora. We explore what Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular each month – so we can learn more about what our customers are interested in.

Saturday fun at Central Library Peterborough
Saturday fun at Central Library Peterborough. 22 October 2016. Flickr 2016-October-22-SATURDAY FUN AT CENTRAL PETERBOROUGH2

Website pages

There were 263,936 page views in October. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. Canterbury earthquake info for kids (3rd last month)
  2. Press Display about page (2nd last month)
  3. Hornby Library (4th last month)
  4. Books browse page (5th last month)
  5. My account (6th last month)
  6. OverDrive about page (8th last month)
  7. Learning Centres (9th last month)
  8. Christchurch Photo Hunt (NEW)
  9. New titles (NEW)
  10. New Zealand disasters (NEW) .

October’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 69 posts published.

Photos on Flickr

There were 72,674 page views in October on Flickr. It now has a total of 5,884,959 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4370 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Uncovering Christchurch’s hidden history in photographs [media release] https://t.co/t9LhG4FCqw ^MT https://t.co/9lY6UBf86A

What’s going on behind those fences on Cathedral Sq? The beginnings of your new library! #newCentralLibrary ^MT https://t.co/Wr7yGPFST2

Are you up for joining in a global eBook club? The @OverDriveLibs #BigLibraryRead is on now. https://t.co/YrxwAGxuTo ^DR https://t.co/uDwSUCifYC

Facebook favourites

We have 5826 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Book in now for one of two special storytimes session on the Botanic Gardens caterpillar during Beca Heritage Week. Revisit childhood classic stories, rhymes and ditties!
http://ow.ly/m13r304Rkh3 ^Moata
UPDATE: Both sessions are now fully booked. 12:35pm 6/10/2016

What’s going on behind those big fences at the Cathedral Square, Colombo, Gloucester corner?
The beginnings of your new central library, that’s what!
Learn more about what’s planned on our website http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/central-library/ ^Moata

Today is the 100th anniversary of the suburb of Opawa officially becoming part of Christchurch city. Read all about it in the newspaper of the day http://ow.ly/zNHC304FBhy
Image: The Opawa coach waiting to depart in Cathedral Square : in background is Mortens Building (United Service Hotel), 1905 http://ow.ly/lgxb304FBS4 ^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.