This 4-Year-Old, Who Has Already Read Over 1,000 Books, Is Encouraging The Nation To Read More

She started reading before the age of 2.

To say Daliyah Arana has a passion for reading would be an understatement. At just 4 years old, this little girl has already read 1,000 books.


She began reading at a mere 2-years-old, a month shy of her third birthday, when she read Ann's Big Muffin. Now, she reads as many as five to seven books a day, and already has her own card for her local library in Gainesville, Georgia.

"I like to check out books every day.  And I want to teach other kids to read at an early age, too," Daliyah told the Gainesville Times

CBS News reported that Daliyah's mom, Haleema Arana, decided to sign her daughter up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Club after witnessing her daughter's passion for reading.

Ever the voracious reader, Daliyah completed the goal before she went to pre-school.

Daliyah recently achieved another milestone recently thanks to the help of her mom. Arana wrote to the Library of Congress explaining about Daliyah's passion for reading. "I thought, why not enhance her experience and get her in the largest library in the world?" Arana told BuzzFeed. "I sent an email explaining her accomplishments; she'd already been on the local news and in our local newspaper. They responded right away and invited us all."

At the Library of Congress in Washington, Daliyah served as the first-ever Librarian for a Day. She also received a tour from Carla Hayden, the first woman and African-American to run the library. Of course Daliyah also received some new books to add to her reading roster.

Daliyah's mom hopes that her daughter's story will inspire others to get reading. She explained, "My main hope is that she would inspire other children to read."

The Library of Congress is helping with this by continuing with the Librarian for the Day program. Dr. Hayden has plans to regularly feature voracious readers like Daliyah who are under 16 in t he hopes that it will make the library more accessible for all.

(H/T: Buzzfeed


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