Greetings fellow library goers.

Did you know that June 9th is Donald Duck Day? With the exciting reboot of the beloved Duck Tales just around the corner, now is a perfect time to drop on by the Kirkwood Public Library and check out a wide selection of your Disney favorites! We have comics, books, and DVDs starring our feathered friend just waiting for you! Now on to some trivia concerning that wonderful duck, Donald.

-Donald’s first appearance was in “The Wise Hen” which premiered June 9th of 1934

-Although he first appeared in 1934 Donald’s actual birthday is listed as March 13th 1914. Who knew ducks could live to be about a century old?

-Thelma, Della, or Dumbella is mother to Huey, Dewey, and Louie and sister to Donald. According to a Dutch cartoon, Thelma is an astronaut, which would explain why the nephews spend so much time with their uncle.

-Donald’s middle name is Fauntleroy.

-In 1991 Ducktales became the first American cartoon to be shown in the former Soviet Union.

-Be on the lookout for Beagle Boys! The city of Duckburg is home to 315,000 residents, making roughly the size of our St. Louis. Life is like a hurricane here in St. Louis. Racecars, lasers, aeroplanes …

So visit your friendly neighborhood Kirkwood Public Library for a fantastic selection of your Disney favorites. While here let us know your favorite or comment below. We always love to hear from our patrons. Personally, I have always been partial to Launchpad McQuack.

I’ll see you around the library.

Ryan Drinkard is a Library Associate for the Kirkwood Public Library. For the better part of the past two decades he has managed many major and minor book stores in the St Louis County area. He enjoys playing video games, comics, dissecting movies, and reading. His favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, and Agatha Christie.