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OCTOBER 17, 2012
Charlotte's Web Turns 60

Once upon a time there was a barnyard filled with animals, including one very special pig and an unusual spider. Have you read such a story? It, of course, is the beloved children’s novel by E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web. Mr. White, an author and part-time farmer, watched a large spider in his boathouse while contemplating a way to save an ailing pig and the idea for his new book was born. For 60 years this novel has told the story of the joys and sorrows of life through the remarkable friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte. Since its publication, over 12 million copies have been sold and it routinely makes the list of favorite children’s books.  In our library you can find it in book form, discs to listen to or on DVD to watch.  Celebrate this anniversary by reading the story for the first time or lovingly re-reading it.

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