Georgia Girl Who Has Read 1,000 Books at Age 4 Visits Library of Congress, Becomes Honorary Librarian

Daliyah Marie Arana likes to read. A lot.

The 4-year-old Gainesville, Georgia, girl has read 1,000 books and she hasn’t even started kindergarten, the Gainesville Times reported.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden posted this photo of her with Daliya Arana touring the Library of Congress on Jan. 11, 2017.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden posted this photo of her with Daliya Arana touring the Library of Congress on Jan. 11, 2017.

Daliyah joined Georgia’s “1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten” program at the age of 2 and completed the challenge, her mother told the newspaper.

On Wednesday, the pint-sized bookworm donned a stylish pink dress and matching hair bow, visited the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and was named “Librarian For The Day.”

Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress, tweeted that it was “fun” to have Daliyah visit.

Daliyah’s mother, Haleema Arana, told the Gainesville Times that she and her husband have been reading to their her daughter since she was born and signed her up for the challenge early on.

“Most of the kids she graduated the program with were a bit older,” Arana told the newspaper.

Daliyah’s reading interests are perhaps surprisingly advanced for a pre-K student.

Haleema Arana posted a video on YouTube of her daughter reading a college-level speech called “The Pleasure of Books,” by William Lyon Phelps.

Daliyah has her own library card and wants to be a librarian when she grows up.

“I like to check out books every day,” she told the Gainesville paper. “And I want to teach other kids to read at an early age, too.”

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden (top) and Daliya Arana pose for a photo that was posted on Twitter during the 4-year-old's visit to the Library of Congress on Jan. 11, 2017.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden (top) and Daliya Arana pose for a photo that was posted on Twitter during the 4-year-old’s visit to the Library of Congress on Jan. 11, 2017.