Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire introduces Humane Education Library for children

BEDFORD – In August 2021, Cora Steichen, a junior at Bedford High School excitedly embarked upon the task of creating a Humane Education Library at the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire as part of her Eagle Scout Project. This project, funded with the help of a Volunteer NH-Volunteer Generation Fund Grant as well as individual project supporters, was inspired by 2020 Volunteer of the Year Anne-Marie Pepe, who began the Paws with Mrs. Pepe’s Humane Education Program in 2019.

“From the beginning, Cora put an incredible amount of work into imagining, designing, self-funding, curating books, and making an amazing humane education library for children come to life!”-Leah Miller, Community Engagement Coordinator-ARLNH.

The library consists of a little over 200 educational books about animals, as well as accompanying activity pages for children from pre-K to Grade 4.

The library will be available for families with children to schedule a visit within the ARLNH to borrow a book and take it home. Thursday afternoon time slots available beginning on April 28. Reserve your upcoming visit at https://calendly.com/arlnh/visitthelibrary.

The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire (ARLNH) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that helps more than 2,000 pets and the people who care for them each year. The ARLNH also offers community outreach programs, including a pet food pantry, low cost spay/neuter clinics and Safe Haven temporary housing.