Children’s author Stacey Lantagne to visit Niagara Public Library Tuesday

NIAGARA, Wis. — Children’s author Stacey Lantagne of Florence, Wis. will visit Niagara Public Library at 10 a.m. on Tuesday for an Author Talk program in conjunction with storytime. She will read from her “Coping Crew Series” of books — a series that numbers 19-plus books.

Each story focuses on a main animal character that struggles because of a specific fear, phobia, or anxiety. Throughout each book, with the help of friends, techniques, and inner self-confidence, the characters work to begin overcoming these issues. The target age for the books are children ages 3-8 and follow a simple rhyming scheme with colorful illustrations by Chelsey Lillge.

Following the readings, Lantagne will be available for questions and participants will likely get to meet her registered pet therapy dog, Thor. Lantagne and her English mastiff have been doing pet therapy for nearly five years, visiting libraries, nursing homes, and schools.

“I feel passionate about the need to reach out to children at a young age to let them know that they are never alone. I hope that through these books and in sharing my own experiences that I can help to inspire them to ask for help, be brave, and that they are perfect exactly how they are,” said Lantagne.

“This Author Talk will be during our storytime slot, and we encourage people of all ages to come and support our local Wisconsin author on Tuesday,” said Niagara librarian Rebecca Livick.

Lantagne will have books available for purchase following the program.


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