DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Turner Public Library has exciting news — our Annual Book Sale is back! And it is not only back, with its traditional bargain prices, but it is bigger than ever. For the past year we have been holding a popular ongoing sale in a room on the second floor of our building. The books in this room, which are displayed in book store fashion, will be included in the sale, as well as thousands of books that are on tables in the Community Room. Shoppers will find CDs, DVDs, and puzzles as well, organized as in years past.

We will be mindful of safety protocols, but with the sale spread out over such a large area, we are confident that bargain hunters will discover a relaxed atmosphere for browsing.

The sale will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5. A special reason for coming to the sale on the July 4 is that our festival is back, too, with its parade, games, and need we say, world-renowned strawberry shortcake.

The final day of the sale July 5 will end with a festive epilogue. Books and other materials on sale will be sold for $5 per bag. We will provide paper grocery bags and there will be no limit on the number of bags customers can fill.

Our library is in the Leavitt Institute Building at 99 Matthews Way in Turner. In addition to being a lively community event, the book sale is an important fundraiser for our library, and we are most grateful to the Sun Spots community and all others for their support. — Betty, Turner

ANSWER: This sounds like a wonderful event with something for everyone. I’m excited that the library and other community organizations are able to get back into fundraising and connecting with their communities. I hope to see you there!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Fairbanks Union Church Deacons will host a yard sale July 9 and 10. We would appreciate any items people are willing to donate and will pick up within a 20-mile radius of Farmington.  We do not accept clothing, computers, or older model TVs.

The proceeds will benefit the Mission and Outreach Program which gives back to the community. For further information, please call Celia at 778-2420 or Elena at 778-4349. Celia, Farmington

ANSWER: Here’s another event to put on your calendar! For those who have been thinking about cleaning out their garages, attics, closets and basements, here’s your nudge to get busy and give to a good cause.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I live at the corner of Aroostook Street and  Porter Avenue West in Rumford. For years and through all seasons, I have had a large, high double water dish for dogs on this corner. One recent morning, I noticed it was gone. The dish is marked with our name on the bottom. The dogs walking by with their owners continue to look for it. Just return it please; no questions asked. No name, Rumford

ANSWER: What a strange thing to have happen! I hope this item is returned to you soon. And thank you for your kindness to our canine friends.

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