The Buccaneer

A newsletter for Belton Pirates that love the library!

Belton High School

Librarian: Paul Hammond
Grades Served: 10-12
Winter Edition 2016

Book Review: The Infinite Sea

Are you looking for a good read? Are you a fan of alien invasion? The library now has multiple copies of The Infinite Sea. This is the follow-up to Rick Yancey’s hit The Fifth Wave. The sequel catches up with Cassie, Evan, Zombie and other characters that were introduced in the first book. Yancey does a tantalizing job of revealing just enough about the “others” to keep you hooked, but he keeps enough of their secrets hidden to build interest in this summers planned release of The Last Star, which is the third and final book in the trilogy. Stop by and borrow a copy of The Infinite Sea today!

Check out the official website for the trilogy here:

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ACT Help

All students in Missouri are now required to take the ACT (American College Test) before graduating from high school. The ACT assesses the college readiness level of students and ACT scores are regularly used as part of the admissions process. The ACT has four required sections: math, science, English, reading and writing (optional). The library has multiple books that are designed to help students improve their test scores. Stop by the library if you would like to check one out. In the meantime, the following website has multiple practice tests available at no cost.

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Gateway Award Reading Competition

Do you like pizza? Do you like free pizza? If so, the key to getting some free pizza is to read one of the Gateway Award nominees. Stop by the library and check out one of the nominees which are located on the central book shelf and marked with a “Gateway” sticker. On the last Thursday of every month we will have book talks during all lunch hours. If you read a total of three Gateway nominees you will be eligible to participate in the state-wide vote in March. Follow the link to find the 2015-16 nominees.

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A New Club

Belton High School is looking to start a new club for students that love the library. The club is called Epsilon Beta and schools across the state participate. The official name of the club is Episcpoi Tes Bibliothekes, which means "Keepers of the Library”. Club activities will include book talks, trivia, service, and possible participation in the state convention. Sign up in the library if you are interested!

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