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Local Author Visits at the Sussex County Library System

Release Date: May 31, 2023

Contact: Kathleen Freisinger
Sussex County Main Library
973 948-3660 ext. 3401

NEWTON, NJ – The Sussex County Library System (SCLS) is pleased to present local children’s author, Dr. Sandra Gonsalves-Domond, for special children’s storytimes at every SCLS location. Dr. Gonsalves will read from her new book, Stella, the Stealthy, Stellar Squirrel in Spartanasha, followed by a Q&A and “squirrely” craft for children. Event dates, times and locations are:

June 3, 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Dennis Branch, 101 Main Street, Newton
June 17, 3:15-4:15 p.m. – Dorothy Henry Branch, 66 Route 94, Vernon
July 1, 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Louise Childs Branch, 21 Sparta Road, Stanhope
July 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Franklin Branch, 103 Main Street, Franklin
August 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton
August 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Sussex-Wantage Branch, 69 Route 639, Wantage

Registration is through the Events link at or by stopping in at your local branch.

Dr. Gonsalves-Domond has lived in Sussex County for over 35 years. She has been a mental health consultant for Head Start for many years, was a visiting professor to John Cabot University in Italy in 2021, and a Nippon Foundation Fellow at the Japanese Studies Institute at San Diego State University in 2022. Her first book, Alliterative Animals: A to Z, was officially adopted by the Ministry of Education in Liberia for primary and lower grade-level pupils. Stella is her second book.

Stella, the Stealthy Book Cover

“Stella, the Stealthy, Stellar Squirrel in Spartanasha” by Dr. S.V. Gonsalves-Domond.