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Children's literature fund named for librarian's cat

Helen M. Barber, a recently retired New Mexico State University librarian, has established the Alpha Geoffrey Demetrius Children's Literature Endowment Fund in memory of her beloved cat.



Alpha Geoffrey Demetrius, a domestic shorthair Abyssian, was honored by Helen M. Barber, a recently retired New Mexico State University librarian, who established the Alpha Geoffrey Demetrius Children's Literature Endowment Fund in memory of her beloved c

Once the fund has reached $10,000 and becomes fully endowed, the annual earnings will be used to purchase award-winning children's books that will be accessible to all users of the New Mexico State Library.

Alpha Geoffrey Demetrius was a pale yellow domestic shorthair Abyssian, "who taught his human to observe the world through the eyes of a cautious, but very courageous feline," Barber said. "Gifts are being accepted for the Alpha Geoffrey Demetrius Children's Literature Fund from all who have known and loved, or been loved by, special cats and children."

Gifts may be sent to the New Mexico State University Foundation at P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003. For more information call (505) 646-7492.

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