Dear Sun Spots: The BookReach program of the Auburn and Lewiston public libraries is very much in need of committed, reliable volunteers to share about one morning hour per week, reading aloud to preschool children in Lewiston or Auburn. It’s lots of fun, and people who are reasonably sure that they’re able to share some time, after calling and hearing about what is required, are encouraged to call. After attending a brief orientation, each reader is matched with a licensed family child care home where he/she reads from a different bag of books every one to two weeks.

This is a wonderful opportunity for people who would enjoy introducing young children to the wonder of stories, and who are able to give to our community in a meaningful and positive way.

Please call Kathleen Demers, BookReach coordinator, at 784-0135, ext. 213 to learn more. – Kathleen Demers, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for your wonderful column.

I have a supply of various sizes of clear glass to give away. If interested, please call me at 364-2456. – No Name, Rumford.

Dear Sun Spots: In response to the person in Rumford who is looking for any older-style square playpen. I have one. It is in very good condition and I would be willing to sell it. I can be reached at 966-3907. – No Name, Hebron.

Dear Sun Spots: Soon after the Sewing Network closed, you printed information about the former owners servicing the Viking sewing machines. I neglected to save it. Now I need the information. Can you please reprint it? – An Oxford reader.

Answer:
As noted in the July 18 column, the former owners continue to repair and maintain most brands of sewing machines, including Pfaff and Viking. Sewing machines can be dropped off and picked up at The Bare Necessities, 35 Vernon St., Auburn.

The company has another sewing machine company in Portland, and they pick up and drop off machines just about daily. You should also note that all warranties from the former Sewing Network are being honored. So if you purchased your machine at the Sewing Network, your warranty for parts and labor will be honored.

In addition, Sun Spots also included contact information for Cote Brothers Sewing Machines, 730 Center St., Auburn Plaza, Auburn, 782-5922.

Dear Sun Spots: This is response to the reader who wrote in about skunks digging holes in her lawn: I found out they are searching for grub worms which give off a sound so an animal knows where to dig. An insecticide, preferably dry, spread over the lawn will eventually kill the grubs therefore animals will not dig holes in search of the grubs. – Wayne Backus, Wilton.

Dear Sun Spots: Again I write to you for information and help.

First of all, I am getting into Warm-Up-America Afghans, going on in the Farmington area. I have yarn, but would like to have knitters and crocheters who would be interested in knitting or crocheting 7-by-9 squares to be joined together. If you are willing to make whole afghans that is great also. For more information you may contact Becky at 778-2237. Also, my husband likes to read westerns, and we were wondering if there are other men out there who would like to start a book swap in the area? Again, you can call us above. Thanks for all the information. – Becky in Temple.


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