Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
These cute little things are popping up like mushrooms all around the Grant Park area and maybe even other parts of South Milwaukee. They're Little Free Libraries.
Here are pictures I took of four in Grant Park:
Hawthorne Avenue at Mill Road
Elm Street near Kirkwood Avenue
Badger Avenue near Fairview Avenue
Fairview Avenue near Oak Street
Each of these quaint little kiosks contain a variety of books, from hard-cover literary fiction, to romances to children's picture books.
Each kiosk bears a sign with the Little Free Library slogan, "Take a book. Leave a book. Share a book."
These are four of more than 2,500 around the world, according to the website www.littlefreelibrary.org.
Go there to learn more about the organization and its mission.