Round 1 of the Newberry's Pop Culture Library Bracket starts with eight fictional libraries and eight fictional librarians. Browse the matchups below and vote for the contenders you think should advance to the quarterfinals.
Round 1 voting is now closed, and the winners are listed below. We've tallied votes from three different polls: the Newberry website, Twitter, and Instagram.
Round 2 (quarterfinals) voting will begin at noon on Tuesday, April 21.
Marian the Librarian ("The Music Man") vs. Rupert Giles ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
WINNER: Rupert Giles (59% of the total vote)
Mary ("Party Girl") vs. Alicia Hull ("Storm Center")
Winner: Mary (56%)
Tammy Swanson ("Parks and Recreation") vs. Taystee Jefferson ("Orange Is the New Black")
Winner: Taystee Jefferson (51%)
The Loud Librarian ("All That") vs. RuPaul ("RuPaul's Drag Race")
Winner: RuPaul (58%)
The Citadel Library ("Game of Thrones")vs. Hogwarts Library ("Harry Potter")
Winner: Hogwarts (71%)
The Newberry Library ("Time Traveler's Wife") vs. New York Public Library ("Ghostbusters")
Winner: The Newberry (58%)
Greendale Community College Library ("Community") vs. Shermer High School Library ("The Breakfast Club")
Winner: Shermer High School (68%)
The Beast's Library ("Beauty and the Beast") vs. Elwood City Public Library ("Arthur")
Winner: The Beast's Library (70%)