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Local children’s author, Dr. Sandra Gonsalves-Domond, to visit the Sussex County Library System

SUSSEX COUNTY – The Sussex County Library System (SCLS) will 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 stop 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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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