Four-Year-Old Daliyah Marie Arana Hits 'A Thousand Books Before Kindergarten' Reading Goal

For reading 1,000 books before kindergarten, Arana was invited to be the librarian for the day at the Library of Congress, shadowing real head librarian Carla Hayden.
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Finally tonight, have you read 1,000 books? This little girl has. Impressed? Just wait. ABC's John donvan has more. Reporter: The story of this 4-year-old girl starts with -- It's story time. Reporter: Well, a story. Yay. Reporter: Or actually 1,000 stories. All of them in books. The first of which daliyah Marie Arana read on her own back when she was just a month shy of 3 years old. This is good. Reporter: And what might have sparked her book love? I was reading to her siblings while I was pregnant. An average of 15 to 20 minutes a day. Sometimes more throughout my entire pregnancy. Reporter: Once she was reading on her own, she just kept going. I finally made it to the library. Reporter: To the point where she hit the goal of a nation-wide program called 1,000 books before kindergarten, actually reading the thousand books herself. That's when she got invited to be librarian for a day for library of congress, shadowing the real librarian, Carla Hayden. She thinks she might want to be one one day, but she loves reading about dinosaurs. Trier is -- Velociraptor. Reporter: She may want to be a paleontologist. This for sure, daliyah is just getting started. John donvan, ABC news. Go daliyah. Thanks for watching. I'm Cecilia Vega. Have a great Saturday night. News. Go daliyah. Thanks for watching. I'm Cecilia Vega. Have a great Saturday night.

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