Take the Readers' Pledge!

I promise to read each day and each night.
I know it's the key to growing up right.
I'll read to myself, I'll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference if silent or loud.
I'll read at my desk, at home and at school,
on my bean bag or bed, by the fire or pool.
Each book that I read puts smarts in my head
'cause brains grow more thoughts the more they are fed.
Come rain or come shine, snow, wind or sleet,
each day of the week reading's a treat.
So I take this pledge to make reading my way
of feeding my brain what it needs every day.
-- Debra Angstead