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 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

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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 – January 2017

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.

Hazel, Isaac and Theo in rocket
Soft toy sleepover, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 26 January 2017. Flickr 2017-01-26-Hazel-Isaac-Theo

Website pages

There were 265,847 page views in January. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. About PressReader (formerly PressDisplay) (2nd last month)
  2. My account (5th last month)
  3. Hornby Library (3rd last month)
  4. Books browse page (6th last month)
  5. OverDrive about page (64h last month)
  6. Kids browse page (10th last month).
  7. eBooks browse page (NEW)
  8. Christmas and New Year library hours 2016/17 (1st last month)
  9. Zinio for libraries (7th last month)
  10. Passwords and PIN (NEW)

January’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 39 posts published.

Photos on Flickr

There were 58,035 page views in January on Flickr. It now has a total of 6,091,914 views.

Top on Twitter

We have 4458 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Happy #libraryshelfie day! We’re rockin’ it at #AranuiLibrary to celebrate! ^DC ^SH https://t.co/TiXTT7evZv

If there is a cure for this, I don’t want it. #bookhangover at Central Library Manchester. ^DR https://t.co/jDeUiHpUSu

At work on your new Central Library. ^DR https://t.co/L1ODWObesq

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We have 6260 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Have you got a book hangover? I’m still feeling the musical mayhem of Sylvia Patterson’s music memoir I’m not with the band. https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/item/show/956721037_im_not_with_the_band ^Donna

New for 2017: The CSO, in partnership with the Christchurch City Libraries, is delighted to introduce Music Trails through the Library. These free 45-minute performances by CSO ensembles provide a fun and interactive way of introducing young people to live music. With elements of dance, song and stories, Music Trails through the Library is a great opportunity for children to see the instruments up close and join in with the musical fun. First up: Wednesday 1 Feb at Fendalton Library and a string quartet! http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/music-trails-through-the-library/ ^Donna

Christchurch giving some A+ sky this evening! ^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.

Seven years of socialising: Social media at Christchurch City Libraries

Martian Party Holiday programme
Martian Party Holiday programme, Spreydon Library, CCL-150-732

Today we are 7 – Christchurch City Libraries celebrates seven years of being social online.

We launched our blog on 22 May 2007.

Why are we social? Librarians and libraries are naturally sociable critters. We love information to be free, and freely available. Social media gives us an online platform to share our stuff, ask and answer questions, inform people about events and resources, and have conversations with customers.

Here is a look back on our social history.

Our social media timeline

2007

22 May: Christchurch City Libraries blog is launched, with the first posts from the 2007 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. Here is our first post.

7 June: Bibliofile blog is launched, with the first posts coming from a conference in the United Kingdom on joint school/public libraries.

2008

August: Christchurch City Libraries joins Flickr.

2010

12 April: Christchurch kids blog is launched. Read the first post.

15 September: Christchurch City Libraries joins Twitter as @ChristchurchLib.

2011

January: BiblioCommons catalogue is launched. Users can rate items, make lists, and share opinions by using this social catalogue.

March: Christchurch City Libraries establishes a Facebook presence.

2013

1 September
Ahead of WW100 commemorations, we established a Twitter account 100chch. Read the first tweet.

2 September
Our Flickr site passes one and a half million (1,500,000) page views.

Where we’re at today

A little light statistics, as at 21 May 2014:

  • Flickr 2,839,975 views
  • Facebook 3806 likes
  • Twitter 2983 followers

Analysis

Articles on how we use social media, and analysis of our statistics.

Opening of Lyttelton Road Tunnel  Libraries Manager, Carolyn Robertson Flooded Avon River on Oxford Terrace Camilla Läckberg

Most shared

Join in

We’d love you all to join in the conversation online – here’s where it is happening:

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Central Library Peterborough. Saturday 10 May 2014. Flickr: 2014-05-10-IMG_0182