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

Bloomington – Jumpstart2School

Calling ALL volunteers who love to have FUN and be in a fast-paced activity! This drive through event will get books into the hands of children ready to go back to school.

Last year’s event brought 1200 families so busy is what we will be!  We will have 1 table at each age level (4 tables total) so will need at least 2 volunteers per table.

Setup is at 2:30, event starts at 4.

Parking is in the parking lot on the north side of the church along 90th Street.  The event will be set up as drive through on south side of the church.

Book Sorting/AllState Self Storage – Cancelled

Please join us at our outdoor storage unit to count, sort  and load 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!

Earle Brown Days – Community Market

Join The Free Book Buggie in giving out free books to children at Earle Brown Days in Brooklyn Center. Here is a link to the website for more information: http://cityofbrooklyncenter.org/earlebrowndays

The People’s BBQ – Battle of the Badges

The Mpls Police Chaplains and Mpls Police Athletic League provide free food, activities and music to the community. Come out and help The Free Book Buggie give away books to children of all ages!

Set up is 10 am, event starts at 11 am

We appreciate any amount of time you can volunteer.

W. St. Paul – Community Outreach with Public Safety in the Park – C.O.P.S in the park

Join TFBB for this fabulous family-friendly event featuring public safety agencies, County agencies, and other businesses.  Be prepared for lots of children getting lots of books to take home and build their own home library!

Set up is 4 pm, event starts at 5 pm

Amber Preisler

“I can’t get over these kids at Stories Together! More are coming and all of them love it! My last Tuesday morning I only had 2 kids, this time 9! They really enjoyed getting free books and playing with the toys!! Kept asking when we were coming back and why were not coming back tomorrow”

Early Headstart Reading Event

Story time for Early Head Start program, then distribute free books to kids in program and park

Children’s Museum

Join us to give books to CAPRW children (Ramsey and Washington County Head Starts)

Set up at 9 am, event at 10 am

Richfield – Penn Fest

Join the fun as TFBB hands hundreds of books out to children and families at this annual celebration.  Come for part of the day or all of the day!

Set up at 12:30 pm, event starts at 1 pm

Book Sorting