By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Aug 22, 2013 at 5:29 AM

Little free libraries are popping up all over Milwaukee and its surrounding communities. These homemade, freestanding structures in front yards around the city operate on the "take-a-book/leave-a-book" system, and many are neighborhood or community efforts.

Little free libraries are not intended to replace real libraries. Instead, the purpose is to circulate more books among community members.

People may or may not find an interesting read in a little free library – the selection is usually random – but for book lovers, it's always fun to browse. 

To find out more about the little free library movement and search for Little Free Libraries using Google Maps, go here. If we've forgotten your favorite one, let us know using the Talkback feature.

1551 N. 9th St. 
2080 N. 17th St.
1420 W. Center St.
2555 N. Martin Luther King Dr. 
225 W. Vine St. 
5305 W. Calumet Rd.
Bayside Village Hall – 9075 N. Regent Rd.
N70W7380 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg
W63N642 Washington Ave., Cedarburg
N66 W5594 Columbia Rd., Cedarburg
Christ Episcopal Church, 5655 N. Lake Dr., Whitefish Bay
Kletzsch Park, 6560 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy., Glendale
4232 N. Lake Dr., Shorewood

720 W. Scott St. 
126 E. Mineral St. 
839 S. 5th St. 
Bay View Community Center, 1320 E. Oklahoma Ave. 
S. 19th St. & W. Wood Ave. 
3230 S. Adams Ave. 
Fairview School, 6500 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy 
Badger Avenue near Fairview Avenenue, South Milwaukee
734 Elm Ave., South Milwaukee
Fairview Avenue near Oak Street, South Milwaukee
Hawthorne Avenue at Mill Road, South Milwaukee
East Oklahoma and South Delaware Avenues
3200 S. Herman St. 
1006 E. Howard Ave. 
3419 W. Parnell Ave. 
400 E. Plainfield Ave. 
2900 S. Shore Dr. 
2705 S. 45th St.
East Howard Avenue at South Lipton Avenue, St. Francis
3230 S. Adams Ave. 
806 E. Dakota St. 
S24 W22798 Morningside Dr., Greendale
400 E. Plainfield Ave.

1100 block of East Kane Place 
1685 N. Marshall St. 
4228 N. Woodburn St.
604 N. Water St.

2200 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. 
2782 N. Hartung Ave.
2819 W. Highland Ave. 
North 92nd Street near West Locust Street
639 N. 25th St.
1353 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa
2155 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa
2430 N. 69th St., Wauwatosa
2538 N. 80th St., Wauwatosa
3220 S. 107th St. 
9711 Ridge Blvd., Wauwatosa
1839 N. 52nd St.
2102 N. 57th St.
3254 N. 86th St.
111 E. Main St.
4829 W. Sunnyside Dr.
Washington Boulevard and 48th Street
N27 W22225 Burningwood Ln., Pewaukee
Oakton Road at Elmhurst Drive, Pewaukee

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