Kia ora Christchurch City Libraries’ customers!

If you think our libraries are pretty busy when you visit, you’re right.
Here’s some hot-off-the-press statistics from the 2014/15 business year:

  • 4.46 million items were issued
  • 3.7 million people visited
  • Just under 870,000 enquiries were answered
  • Over 105,000 programme attendances
  • 6.45 million website visits
  • 1.65 million digital content transactions

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What makes us really smile is this quote from a happy customer who completed the recent Libraries Customer Satisfaction Survey :

My library card is one of my most valuable possessions. Having access to a library means I always have a source of information, entertainment and sanctuary. I am rich indeed.

Kia ora to all our customers, and if you haven’t gone to the LibrarySide yet – come along, we’d love to you to join us.

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Crabby library bloggers celebrate 3000 posts

Oh hai blog readers, we are happy to bring you post #3000 on the Christchurch City Libraries blog!

On 10 May 2011 we celebrated our 2000th blog post with 2001 a bloggy odyssey. Today we are a millennia on from that.

And in more statistical stuff, here are some of our figures from last year (courtesy of our buddies at WordPress). In 2012, there were 595 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,983 posts. The busiest day of the year was 17 February 2012. The most popular post that day was Librarians get crabby.
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Most viewed posts in 2012
1.    Rescued from the rubble: Read the first 50 years of The Press on Papers Past
2.    Librarians get crabby
3.    Words for Christchurch: Atka Reid and Hana Schofield
4.    Peterborough’s the name of my latest flame – The Displaced Reader goes to town
5.    Sexy Avocados and Shocking Books

Thanks to our team of bloggers and readers and commenters. Love. Your. Work. Stay tuned.

Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA Maths

Cover image of "Gamma mathematics"NCEA Maths not your strong point? Don’t worry, become a mathematical genius with help from the library! As well as checking out any of the fantastic websites listed below, you can borrow NCEA math textbooks and study guides from one of the community libraries that are now open.

Maths help on the Web

So where did we find these great resources? On The Pulse, the library’s website for teens.