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Looking for resources for your research?  
Send me an email with your assignment or topic
and the library will create a pathfinder for it.  
What's a pathfinder? A list of resources on a specific topic to guide you through your research. We've done some of the work and gathered good resources to get you started.  
Pathfinders can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/komarek94.org/komarek-library/ and topics include careers, book talks, tech resources for video and video editing, citations, animal research (coming soon) and more.
If you find a broken link, a resource that is not helpful or not appropriate, or you have a suggestion for a pathfinder, email bkovacic@komarek94.org or come into the library.
The theme for the Summer Reading Program at North Riverside Public Library is Build a Better World.  
Sign ups begin June 1 and are open to all Komarek students.
The theme for the Summer Reading Program at the Broadview Public Library is Reading By Design.
The kick off for this program is June 14th and is open to all Komarek students.
Need ideas for what to read?  Start with the Illinois School Library Media Association's readers' choice book lists.
For Grades K-3 The Monarch List
For Grades 3-5 The Bluestem List
and the Riverside-Brookfield High School will be voting for the Lincoln Awards.
Need more suggestions? 
Log into the public library using your North Riverside or Broadview library card and try the NoveList database.
Click here for Broadview ----> NoveList K-8
Click here for N. Riverside ------> NoveList K-8
There's a version for adults, too!
Rube Goldberg's Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin (1931)
 The intermediate grades used National Kid Inventors Day, January 17th, as a jumping off point to talk about the process of inventing, inventions that have changed our world, and the physics of simple machines, gravity and other physics principles.  (Trivia fact: Physics is Mrs. Kovacic's favorite science.)  We then learned about a man who developed very complex machines to accomplish simple tasks: Rube Goldberg.  See the links below for a news story about Rube and the contest his family foundation continues as well as a great example of a music video that features a Rube Goldberg machine.
Goldberg, Rube. Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin. Collier's. September 21, 1931. Retrieved from Rube_Goldberg's_"Self-Operating_Napkin"_(cropped).gif March 7, 2017.
Make some useful corner bookmarks with a sheet of square paper. 
Monsters not your thing? How about emojis?
Need a stocking stuffer for a Christmas gift?
Maybe snowflakes are more your thing?

Destiny is Komarek's
online library catalog. 
Pathfinders are a starting point for your online research.
Click the link below to see pathfinders for careers, book talks, and other assignments.
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