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Sentence Starters

Have trouble starting a new sentence?  Stuck on how to introduce a new idea?  Why not try these 'sentence starters'  provided by the BGS Library.  There are seven tables presenting different ways to begin sentences for different styles of writing.

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New Books

Visit the 'New Items' Library catalogue page and see which new books are available to borrow.  

Book Quote of the week

Book of the week

People like you and me, Jonah, we drag down the price of everything we touch.
Life for Jonah and Manx means fishing for mullet at the lake, watching their school mates party on Friday night and wishing they had the courage to talk to Ella and Rachel.
But now their lakeside town is being sold off, life doesn't seem so simple. Manx holds a grudge against the wealthy blow-ins from the city and Jonah just wants his parents to stop arguing.
One memorable night at the lake will change everything.

eBook of the week

Three novels. Two worlds. One Story. 
Enter an adrenaline-laced epic where dreams and reality collide.
Black - An incredible story of evil and rescue, betrayal and love, and a terrorist threat unlike anything the human race has ever known. A virulent evil has been unleashed upon the people of Earth. The only man who can stop it is Thomas Hunter, an unlikely hero whose life is stretched between two worlds. Every time he falls asleep in one reality, he awakes in the other. Soon Thomas no longer knows which reality is real. Yet it quickly becomes apparent that his choices in each world impact the other--and that the fates of both rest in his hands.
Red - In one world, Thomas Hunter is a battle-scarred general commanding an army of primitive warriors. In the other, he's racing to outwit sadistic terrorists intent on creating global chaos through an unstoppable virus. Thomas must find a way to change history--or face the destruction of two worlds.
White - Thomas Hunter has only two days to survive two separate realms of danger, deceit, and destruction. The fates of both worlds now rest on his unique ability to shift realities through his dreams. Thomas and The Circle must quickly decide who they can trust--both with their own lives and the fate of millions. And neither the terror of Black nor the treachery of Red can prepare Thomas for the forces aligned against The Circle inWhite.

Yr 12 Quarantine in the Lilley Centre - see our blog for more

Author Mick Elliott Visits BGS


BGS Open Day 2016

A busy week in the BGS Libraries!

Battle of The Bard

Olympics Fun in the Middle School Libraries

Our biggest Readers Cup competition ever!!

Ms Smith with our Readers Cup team and Centenary Library mascot, Grumpy Cat.
This year a record number of teams competed.  Read more on our Library blog, The Pulse.

Innovation and Big Ideas!!

Last Friday lunchtime Brian Ruddle, Managing Director of the
Impact Innovation Group,
a specialist innovation and technology commercialisation company and Project Director for Innovate Queensland
spoke to some of our Year 11 and 12 boys.
Brian's message:
See opportunities and take them.
If you’re not learning, re-think what you’re doing so you keep growing,

This week in the eXchange

On the weekend Ms Barker presented a workshop in The eXchange to teacher librarians on effective marketing techniques. 

Droid Races Video - Read more about it on The Pulse

Library Catalogue

Library Catalogue

The catalogue can also be accessed online in the eResources pages where ALL the school databases are also found

Find out what's on this week

Xavier - Reigning Champion!!

Library Opening Hours

Middle School Library
(Years 5-6):

7.45am - 4.30pm (closed morning tea)

Centenary Media Library
(Years 7-):

7.00am - 5.00pm (Mon - Thurs)
7.00am - 4.30pm (Fri)
Closed Morning Tea

Senior Library
(Years 9-12):

7.00am - 5.00pm (Mon - Thurs)
7.00am - 4.30pm (Fri)
Holiday Hours
8.00am - 4.00pm (Mon - Fri)

The Senior Library will be open each weekday from 8am-4pm during the school holidays.

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BGS Library Digital Magazines

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The EBSCO eBooks App

The app supports the complete EBSCO eBooks experience, allowing users to discover eBooks in your collection, download them to their device, and begin reading immediately, all within the EBSCO eBooks app.  To see a preview on searching and downloading EBSCO eBooks using the App visit the EBSCO eBooks website

SLQ eBooks

Did you know...

the State Library provides 24/7 access to over 100,000 non-fiction ebooks?

Click here to sign up for SLQ membership.

Free Music!

All you need is your Brisbane City Council Library card.

eLibCat >eBooks & Downloads >Freegal Music

App of the week


Flipboard is the award-winning social magazine used by millions of people everyday. It’s the one place to keep up on all your interests – reading, collecting and sharing stories you care about has never been easier. 

Windows app of the week.


Read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use Windows 8 application.  You'll have access to over 1 million books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases.  Amazon's Whispersync technology automatically syncs your furthest page read, bookmarks, notes and highlights across all devices that have the Kindle app installed and across any Kindle device.  That means you can start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another device. 

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The Library is committed to preparing students for a complex future in a global world.

By providing a dynamic learning environment, combining innovative teaching practices and technologically-enriched learning spaces, students will become intuitive, motivated and reflective learners.

The cultivation of information literacy skills and critical thinking processes will enable students to negotiate the challenges and embrace the opportunities of an increasingly complex and interconnected world