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NMSU to dedicate library for young children

New Mexico State University's College of Education will celebrate the dedication of the Glass Family Library for Young Children at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Myrna's Children's Village.

The Glass family has been part of the Las Cruces community for almost a century, beginning with D.L. and Eva Glass in 1920. Collectively, the family has remained dedicated to the Las Cruces community, New Mexico State University, and the education of its citizens, said Wanda Glass.

"Not only did D.L and Eva's sons and daughter attend NMSU, but so did their grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as their respective spouses," Glass said. "We all understand the important role NMSU plays in the community and the excellent education it provides for students and their families. This is why the family wants to provide continuing support."

She said the family wanted to support the library at the village because it is important for children to be exposed as early as possible to books and reading.

"It affects them for a lifetime," she said. "Effective education begins with early childhood and providing a means for early education is of the utmost importance."

NMSU's Myrna's Children's Village, located in a section of Cervantes Village at the corner of Sam Steel Way and Williams Avenue, opened its doors in October 2003 and provides care to more than 150 children, mostly the children of NMSU's nontraditional students.

For more information about the dedication ceremony, call Pat Conn, NMSU College of Education assistant dean for advancement, at (575) 646-2130.