Welcome to The Free Book Buggie

The goal of The Free Book Buggie is simple: Give free books to children.


To provide books to children and ignite a passion for reading that empowers each child to explore a world of opportunity.


We envision a world where all children have their own home library and become lifelong learners through the joy of reading.

The Free Book Buggie is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Explore our Digital Engagement Guide to learn more about getting involved today!

Books for everyone

The Free Book Buggie believes every child deserves books that meet them where they are in reading level, personal characteristics, and interests. 

Our books: 
* Range from baby to high school chapter reading levels
* Come in a variety of languages
* Represent many diverse life circumstances
* The majority of our donated books are pre-loved and saved from landfills

How we help

  • Eliminate transportation barriers by traveling to communities where children live and learn
  • Eliminate cost barriers by providing books free of charge
  • Strategically partner with organizations reaching children in highest need of our resources



Your financial commitment empowers young readers to be lifelong learners by giving them access to books.

Get involved

Volunteers, partners, and book donors make our work possible. Find out how you can get involved today!

Our story

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a passion to share the love of reading with children of all ages.


Impact stories

Mpls – Ice cream social and movie

Join us as we engage with children at this ice cream social and movie night in Mpls.

Set up at 6, event starts at 6:30

St. Paul – Book Pickup

Greetings Volunteers!  TFBB has been invited to be the recipient of a large amount of donated children’s books by Books for Africa.

We need your help to sort through the books at Books for Africa, load the ones TFBB wants into totes and bring them to our storage in Burnsville High School.

There are a variety of different dates available in Dec. for this to take place so if one date doesn’t work for you, please check the others.

We are so blessed to have partners like Books for Africa, who are able to provide TFBB with books to share with children all across the Twin Cities Metro area.

Please call 952-992-0529 if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you!

Burnsville’s Party on the Plaza

This is a fun, free, outdoor event with live entertainment, food trucks, local vendors and games for the entire community.  We will set up our tables, display our books and help children choose as many books as they can carry! Please register to be a part of this great event.

(Money is needed for food, drinks & any other purchases.)

Book Sorting/AllState Storage, Burnsville

Please join us at our outdoor storage unit to count and sort all of the donated books we receive.  Tables are set up 6 feet apart, masks are worn by all and  water is provided.  Please remember to dress for the weather….we are outside!


St. Paul – Sterling Club Community Anniversary Celebration

The Sterling Club is throwing a community event to celebrate being recognized as the oldest black social club in America.

Join TFBB as we celebrate with The Sterling Club and the community with free haircuts to children, free hot dogs, free book bags and best of all – FREE BOOKS!

Set up at 11:30, event starts at 12

Rec On The Go

Join us for an opportunity to get books into children’s hands in Brooklyn Park as we partner with the Park and Rec dept in their Rec On The Go program.

We will meet the Rec On The Go bus at the apt building.

Closet of Hope

Free children’s books distributed during clothing distribution

W. St. Paul – End of Year Book Giveaway

TFBB will be on hand to give books to all students for summer reading.  Come join the fun as we help each student choose their favorite books!

Set up at 7:45 am, event starts at 8:30

Urban Ventures and Hope Breakfast Bar Food Truck

Free hot meals (until the food runs out),free children’s books and free smiles all the while practicing social distancing.

Brooklyn Center – Food and Book Giveaway

Come join TFBB at the collaboration of the Asian American Real Estate Association and New Millennium Academy.  Families will receive food and books!

Set up is at 3:00, event starts at 3:30