7 Habits in the Library

Seven Habits in the Library
1. Be Proactive
We come to the library prepared with our library books and reading log.   We use shelf markers to keep the books in order,  keep our area neat, properly log out of the computer when we are done, and  put our chairs in. 
2. Begin With the End in Mind.
We have a purpose for coming to the library.  We focus finding books we like within our reading range and on achieving our Accelerated Reader goals.
3. Put First Things First.
We listen and follow directions so that we may be successful.  We use our time wisely to check out books, take tests, and properly complete our assignments.
4. Think Win-Win.
We balance courage for getting what we want with consideration for what others want.  We make deposits into each others emotional bank accounts. When conflicts arise we look for third alternatives. 
5. Seek First to Understand Then to be Understood.
We listen to other people's ideas and feelings.  We try to see things from their viewpoints.  We listen to others without interrupting.  We are confident in voicing our ideas and look people in the eyes when we are speaking to them. 
6.  Synergize.
We value each other's stengths and learn from each other.  We get along well with each other even though we may be different.  We work well in groups. We know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone.  We are humble.
7.  Sharpen the Saw.
We read many non-fiction books to nourish our mind with all the wonderful knowledge found between the pages.  We feed our soul by finding truths about ourselves in the stories we read. We find meaningful ways to help each other.
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