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Year in Review - #5: Little Free Library Controversy

The Village Board's decision to enforce its ordinances and prohibit miniature book boxes in residential front lawns – drew a bit of controversy in Whitefish Bay.

Looking back through the archives of Patch articles from 2012 really makes you realize how fast time flies. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane, and look at the year's top 10 Whitefish Bay stories. The top stories were chosen based on page views, as well as community impact.

The fifth-most popular story - the Village Board's decision to enforce its existing structure code and prohibit miniature book boxes in residential front lawns – drew a lot of page views and a bit of controversy in the Patch comments section. Even Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl poked at the board over the decision.

The board's discussion about Little Free Libraries began in September, when the village learned that Christ Church had erected a Little Free Library in late July. The church was later asked to remove its structure after the board decided to enforce its structure code.

Read more about the Little Free Library controversy.

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