Libraries in the Mainstream Banner

In an earlier post, I wrote about libraries in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. The glorious tension between the library and parks department lived on in an episode aired February 4, entitled “Sweetums.”

Pawnee Public Library Sign

If you’d like to see the library-specific content streaming at Hulu, start watching the full episode at the 8 minute mark (library content runs about a minute).

Parks & Rec in the Library

Memorable library-related quotes (spoiler alert):

Marcie: Hmm, you seem to have a $40 late fee on a book called Mysteries of the Female Orgasm!
Leslie: No I don’t!

Leslie: Punk ass book jockies! (screamed as she runs out of the library, 16mm films in hand)


Episode review at

“Sweetums” | Parks and Recreation | A.V. Club


PS: is a site necessary for all Parks and Rec fans to visit.