Celebrate Walt Disney's 122nd Birthday!


Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago. Get your ears on and let's learn some fun and interesting facts in celebration of his birthday. You can also find a wide array of Disney-related items throughout our library collections.

Disney Fact: Walt created Mickey Mouse in 1928, but Mickey was not his first iconic character. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was created while Disney was under contract with Universal Pictures. When Walt left, he lost the rights to Oswald. Oswald returned to the Walt Disney Corporation's ownership in 2006.

Disney World Travel Books & Books about the Parks

Walt Disney World related book covers

Disney Fact: Walt received more individual Academy Awards and nominations than has anyone else. Between 1932 and 1969, he won 22 Academy Awards and was nominated 59 times.

Young Adult Disney Novels

Young adult Disney book covers

Disney Fact: Walt has a star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, along with Mickey Mouse, who was the first animated character to receive one.

Disney Films

Disney movies on dvd

Disney Fact: The last film Disney personally oversaw was The Jungle Book, before his death from lung cancer in 1966.

Disney Recipe Books

Disney Recipe book covers

Disney facts from Chip and Co.'s Disney Addicts.

By Sabrina on December 13, 2023