I will read every day.
I will pass on the great books I enjoy.
I will give books as gifts to children in my life.
I will create my personal "Bookprint" by sharing the five books that influenced who I am today at www.youarewhatyouread.com and will encourage my friends and colleagues to do the same.
Parent & Caregivers
I will be a reading role model for my child by reading every day.
I will have books at home for my child to enjoy.
I will help my child carve out time in the day just for reading.
From birth through the teen years, I will read to and with my child.
I will encourage my child to choose the books he or she wants to read.
I will take my child to sign up for a library card.
I will volunteer to read to children at school or in my community.
I will create a literacy-rich environment in my classroom.
I will build time into the school day for my students to read every single day.
I will ensure that my students learn to read on grade level.
I will create a lifelong love of reading by reading to and with my students.
I will read every day…. books, magazines, comic books – no matter what
I read I will READ every day.
I will choose books I want to read and read about the things I care about.
I will get – and USE – a library card.
I will ask my family, friends, teachers and librarian
for ideas about good books to read.
I will tell my friends about the books I like so they can enjoy them too.
I will make my library a place where kids can always find a book they like.
I will have a fun summer reading program to help kids avoid the “summer slide.”
I will read to and with children in my library to encourage a lifelong love of reading.
I will help parents become better informed about great books for their kids.
Non-Profits and Literacy Organizations
I will continue to help put books into the hands of children who may not otherwise have access to books.
I will encourage family bonding through books.
I will help families sign up for library cards.
I will incorporate a message about the importance of reading in family outreach whether I serve as a health, welfare, literacy or other kind of service organization.
I will partner with schools in my community to support reading and learning.
I will allow employees time off to read to children at a local school.
I will adopt a school book fair and provide funding for kids who might not otherwise have access to books.
I will encourage employees to read and share books they love and "Pass It On" on the "You Are What You Read" website (www.youarewhatyouread.com).