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

Little Free Library Steward

You are such a blessing to so many families! Kids books are flying out of our library this summer!

Dakota County Volunteer Recruitment Fair

This is an opportunity to recruit volunteers for The Free Book Buggie

St. Paul – Vehicle Fair

Join the fun as we set up at Linwood Rec Center in St. Paul at their Vehicle Fair.  Come help get children of all ages excited about reading and choosing books to take home to fill their home library.

Set up at 4, event starts at 5

BHS – Book Sorting/Packing for Events

Please join us to sort, pack and load for this weekend’s events.  We are in our new storage location inside Burnsville High School, Room C140.  Come and check it out and help us get ready to share thousands of books!

BHS – Book Sorting

Register to help count, sort and organize the books we pick up every week from our partners.

Book sorting/bag loading

We have a wonderful social distancing opportunity for anyone interested in getting outside! We will be sorting donated books and bagging some books that will be given out at a food distribution on 5/21/20.

We need 4 volunteers interested in this fun event!

We will confirm your spot via email.

Thank you!

St. Paul – Movie in the Park

Volunteers – we would love to invite you to a St. Paul Movie in the Park at Como Park.  Hocus Pocus will be the featured movie so lots of kiddos will be attending.  Imagine their surprise when they get to get Free Books just before the movie!


Hazel Park Halloween Party

Come out and join in saving teeth and growing minds by giving out free books to children at the community center. Don’t forget to dress up and be frightfully fun!

Set up is at 5 pm, event starts at 6 pm.

BHS – Book Sorting

Register to help count, sort and organize the books we pick up every week from our partners.

St. Paul Spring Carnival at Arlington Hills

Celebrate spring holidays by sharing books with kids at the Arlington Hills Community Center.