1,200 Star Wars Fans Enter a Galaxy Far, Far, Away

Goleta Valley Library Holds 2nd Annual Star Wars Day Event

Goleta Valley Library’s 2nd Annual Star Wars Day saw more than 1,200 community members, younglings and padawans pass through the library’s doors to attend the family friendly event last Saturday, October 14, 2023. Just like last year, this was an intergalactic success of epic proportions.

“It was fantastic to see fans of all ages stop by, from children to grandparents,” said Library Assistant Linda Hori, who coordinates the annual celebration. “We are especially grateful to the amazing members of the 501st Legion who graciously volunteered their time and made this event come to life with their authentic costumes.”

Star Wars memorabilia, posters and full-size character cutouts decorated many areas of the library, transporting attendees to a different galaxy. Young Jedis in training enjoyed an afternoon of fun Star Wars-themed games including Feed the Jabba, Lightsaber Ring Toss, and a Scavenger Hunt for an opportunity to win Star Wars books, Baby Yoda plushies, mugs, keychains and more. The Children’s Area and Community Room were packed with fun activities to make Yoda Headbands, C3P0 and R2D2 costumes, and Star Wars Puppets. Attendees were also able to meet and take photos with real-life Clone Troopers, an X-Wing Pilot, and a Jawa!

This out-of-this world event would not have been possible without the teen volunteers, energetic squadron of library staff, and the indispensable support from the Friends of the Goleta Valley Library.

There is also something fun happening at Goleta Valley Library! Visit www.GoletaValleyLibrary.org for a calendar of events.

May the books be with you!

Pictured above: A trooper tried out being a librarian at the circulation desk

Young patrons arrived in costume to take photos with volunteers from the 501st Legion

Families and fans of all ages enjoyed meeting characters from the Star Wars galaxy