Amy Poehler mentions, in an interview, that they just made up their anti-library stance in order to make a joke. But it turns out that they found many government officials actually shared those sentiments.
How much does Parks and Recreation hate the library?
The library represents that branch of government thatâ€™s like the smart kidâ€”the teacherâ€™s favorite. And the library always wins. They get whatever they want. Everybody loves themâ€”nobody can say anything. People who work in the library think they are so much better than everyone else. And whatâ€™s really funny is weâ€™ve been doing Q&Aâ€™s about our show, and people from local governments have said, â€œYou guys nailed it about the library.â€ We were just making it up as a joke on the show, but I guess everyone hates the library.