DEAR SUN SPOTS: A large indoor/outdoor rummage and yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13, at the First Universalist Church at 36 Pine St. in South Paris. A bag sale will follow from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Clothes, books, furniture, kitchenware, household items, tools, and much more will be available. Our church has appreciated Sun Spots’ help in the past. Thank you. — No name, South Paris

ANSWER: You are so welcome. I just want to issue a gentle reminder once again to be sure to send in your fundraising announcements well in advance so you won’t be left out and sometimes, I can even have these important reminders of coming benefit events in more than once if there is enough time. We don’t want any SJ readers missing out on the good stuff going on in Sun Spots Land!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We are trying to get the word out to retired teachers and support staff who worked at the Mildred Fox School in Paris. A gathering is planned at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sug. 19, in McLaughlin Garden and Homestead barn at 97 Main St. in South Paris. For more information, call Becky at 890-1512 or Bonnie at 461-0812. — Becky, South Paris

ANSWER: This sounds nice. I hope you have a beautiful day for it.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: This is a note to tell you of another free library. My daughter and her husband and children have put up a little red barn tree library on the White Oak Hill Road in Poland, about a mile up the hill off Route 26 on the right. There is a good space to pull off the road.


The “Little Library” will be taken down during the winter because of snow plowing, but for summer, fall, and spring it will be there specializing in children’s books and mysteries. . The children are home-schooled and along with mom and grammie, have enjoyed little free libraries from Poland’s Excelsior Grange, Gray, Mechanic Falls, Auburn, Lewiston, Norway, and South Paris as we have enjoyed Maine geography. — Barbara, Poland

ANSWER: It sounds like you are really into these little libraries and I’m so glad. It’s fun to find them and I always stop if I can. My son always keeps a few books in the back seat of his vehicle so he can drop them off at various little libraries he encounters in his travels.

For those who don’t know, these are tiny “houses” filled with books to lend. The premise is that you take a book and leave a book so that it’s always full for the next person.

You can look up registered Little Free Libraries online at Stewards don’t always register their little libraries though. If that’s the case, it won’t show up on the online map, but it is fun to go looking. Every one is unique.

If you’re interested in creating your own Free Little Library, there are complete how-to’s at

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