This is my library card. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My library card is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my library card is useless. Without my library card, I am useless. I must use my library card true. I must read more than my enemy, who is trying to best me. I must outread him before he outreads me. I will. Before Nancy Pearl I swear this creed: my library card and myself are defenders of the 1st Amendment, we are the masters of knowledge, we are the saviors of intelligence. So be it, until there is no illiteracy, but peace. The end.