During the darkest days of winter and often the coldest months of the year, many community members find themselves hunkering down inside with a good book.
This weekend, the Friends of the Homer Public Library are kicking off the 2017 Big Read community reading program.
“The Big Read is an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy the experience of reading two good books, said coordinator Mercedes Harness.
This is the third time Homer is doing in the Big Read, which is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Out of 77 communities participating nationwide, Homer is one of only two in Alaska.