RANCHO CUCAMONGA--It wasn't quite Halloween, but it was still a fun time playing dress up for scores of Star Wars fans young and old.

Fans donned Jedi robes, helmets and battle armor to the 6th annual Star Wars Day at the Paul A. Biane Library.

Star Wars Day in Rancho Cucamonga featured arts and crafts, a drum circle, a costume contest, and a chance to meet Darth Vader and Boba Fett. A local contingent of Stormtroopers were on hand to meet and greet the crowd, and people were delighted to watch a choreographed light saber battle.

The annual event was also a way for city library officials to present to the public the National Medal for Museums and Library Services, which they recently received from First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Star Wars Day in Rancho Cucamonga was among the programs recognized by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in its consideration of the city's library for the prize said Library Director Robert Karatsu.

Karatsu said this year's event drew a bigger crowd than last year.

Jason Wetherford, a Star Wars fan, wore his Return of the Jedi T-Shirt.

"This is our third year and it seems like it gets bigger and better every year," Wetherford said.

Assistant Library Director Michelle Perera said the library features Star Wars books and Star Wars Day is a way to get young people interested in reading, science fiction and science.