A short list of some of our favorites around Milwaukee.
In 2009, Todd H. Bol built the world’s first Little Free Library in Hudson, Wis., repurposing an old door into a book repository fashioned to look like a one-room schoolhouse.
Why? He wanted to bring his community closer together, and motivate them to read more often.
Today, there are over 70,000 Little Free Libraries around the world, and 98 are registered in Milwaukee. Here are a few of our favorites.
3257 N. Cramer St.
For those who love the wizarding world, this little library – with a wand as a handle – pays tribute to Harry Potter and his crew.
929 E. Townsend St.
This well-stocked, psychedelic purple box serves adults, kids and canines too – dog treats can often be found inside.
1930 N. Cambridge Ave.
Book and birdhouse lovers, take note: This little library was built by hand as a housewarming gift for a family’s new home.