Duckling Day waddles into Whetstone library April 27

The 27th edition of Duckling Day will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. April 27 at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3090 N. High St.

The annual Duckling Day, described as a "morning of activities that are just ducky," is based on the 1941 children's book Make Way for Ducklings by Ohio author Robert McCloskey.

The event kicks off with a "ducky parade" around the library.

Activities after the parade include crafts, a puppet show, and an opportunity for children to meet live ducks as well as the branch's four duck mascots: Mrs. Mallard, Little Quack, Baby Waddle and Sir Quack-a-lot.

Each child in attendance will receive a goody bag while supplies last, according to an announcement from Gregg Dodd, the library's marketing director.

Duckling Day, free and open to the public, is presented in partnership with the Clintonville Rotary Club.

The final card in a series of free duck trading cards that have been available at the library this month will be issued during Duckling Day.

Duckling costume packets currently are available for pickup at the library.