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4-year-old who's read 1,000 books tours Library of Congress

6 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, January 12 2017 Jan 12, 2017 January 12, 2017 4:44 PM January 12, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

GAINESVILLE - A 4-year-old Georgia girl's love of books has taken her all the way to the Library of Congress.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden allowed Daliyah Marie Arana to serve as "Librarian for the Day" on Wednesday at the Washington institution.

The Times of Gainesville, Georgia, reports that Daliyah, of Gainesville, recently completed reading 1,000 books.

Library of Congress spokeswoman Gayle Osterberg said Daliyah's parents had written to Hayden about the achievement, and Hayden found it inspiring.

Osterberg said Hayden plans to establish a Librarian for the Day program on a regular basis for students 16 and younger. She said Hayden's goals are to cultivate young scholars and make the library and its resources more accessible to Americans of all ages.

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