Daliyah Marie Arana is a black girl that is all kinds of magic.
The four-year-old wunderkind has read over 1,000 books -- an achievement that has earned her the honor of becoming the first ever “Librarian for the Day” at the Library of Congress.
“It was fun to have 4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, GA as ‘Librarian For The Day’,” tweeted Dr. Carla Hayden , the first African-American and first woman to serve as head of the Library of Congress. “She's already read more than a 1,000 books," she said of the young prodigy.
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Daliyah started reading before the age of 2, her father Miguel told BuzzFeed--and she quickly became a voracious reader and user of her library card. Her mother Haleema then decided to sign her daughter up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program to keep track of how many books she was reading.
It was fun to have 4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, GA as "Librarian For The Day." She's already read more than a 1,000 books. pic.twitter.com/MQfwlUrakO— Carla Hayden (@LibnOfCongress) January 11, 2017
Daliyah gained recognition in her hometown after serving as a “librarian for a day” at the local library. So mom Haleem wrote to Library of Congress hoping that a visit would enhance her daughter’s love for reading even more.
“She just kept saying how the Library of Congress is her most favorite, favorite, favorite library in the whole wide world,” Haleema told the Washington Post.
Daliyah leaves a legacy, too! The Library of Congress has decided to implement the “Librarian for the Day” program, telling Buzzfeed that Hayden will offering it “on a regular basis for students age 16 and younger.”