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

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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

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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



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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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)



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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

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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

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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.

Top of the web – September 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.

Roald Dahl display
Central Library Peterborough. Monday 12 September 2016. Flickr 2016-09-12-IMG_6005

Website pages

There were 281,587 page views in September. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. School holidays! Holiday programmes, events, and activities – September / October 2016 (NEW)
  2. Press Display about page (1st last month)
  3. Canterbury earthquake info for kids (4th last month)
  4. Hornby Library (5th last month)
  5. Books browse page (3rd last month)
  6. My account (6th last month)
  7. Fun Palaces (NEW)
  8. OverDrive about page (7th last month)
  9. Learning Centres (2nd last month)
  10. Request an item (9th last month)

September’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 55 posts published.

Sex, & Sex, drugs & Rock n roll, & rock n roll – WORD Christchurch Donna
NCEA Booklists Rachel
Fiona Farrell and her healing gift to Christchurch Masha

Photos on Flickr

There were 74,951 page views in September on Flickr. It now has a total of 5,812,285
page views.

Top on Twitter

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Pics of @jccronin & @kehealey & crowd at last night’s @wordchch @HachetteNZ event https://t.co/o5GppCN4fp ^DR https://t.co/zBbZlTHEQz

Alina liked the @Tara_Moss session at #wordchch and agrees we all need to speak out more https://t.co/c8CH4u1Yh9 ^MT https://t.co/0uYResxUml

“What is the worst NZ animal? asks @AndyGbooks “Mike Hosking” mutters a parent. “A tiger” yells a kid. #wordchch ^DR https://t.co/2bllTbX7Lc

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Join Ngā Manu Tioriori (The Songbirds) as they waiata their way around the libraries this Wednesday with fun, upbeat songs for kids (and parents).
Not able to make it this week? There’s a special follow-up performance at Parklands Library on Wednesday 5 October
https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=waiata ^Moata

Here’s the new titles for September. Our monthly compilation includes music, movies, eBooks, eAudiobooks, fiction, and non-fiction, large print – and stuff for kids and teens. http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/new-titles/ What’s your pick? I want to read Brix Smith Start’s memoir always like a great rock bio. https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/item/show/948994037 ^Donna

Are you keen to work for Christchurch City Libraries? We’ve got library jobs on offer – library assistants (full and part time), community learning librarians (permanent and fixed term), and a manager of community, Temporary Central and Fingertip Libraries (fixed term).https://www.cccjobs.co.nz/search?search=cvid-707e7 ^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.