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

St. Paul- Ramsey Cty Community Baby Shower

Join TFBB as we make sure all new mothers and repeat mothers have books in their home for babies to be read to and to begin their love of reading journey. A fun and exciting outdoor event!

Set up at 12 pm, event starts at 1 pm


Join us for an exciting event promoting a Healthy Black life. We are excited to be joining the Frogtown community to celebrate and share free books with children of all ages!

Event set up is at 10 am, event starts at 11 am.

We appreciate ANY amount of time you can spend with us so if you want to join us for part of the time, that is great! Just send us an email at thefreebookbuggie@gmail.com to let us know your preferred volunteer time.

Hennepin Cty Library Dia de los Ninos celebration

This is an opportunity for The Free Book Buggie to showcase our brand and who we are. We will not be giving our books away but representing what we do and why we do it in partnership with the Hennepin County library system.

Book Load Help Needed

Attention Volunteers – We could use some help this weekend loading our Buggie for the week’s events.

Be sure to dress warm and wear your mask as we will be working inside the storage unit.

Looking forward to seeing some smiling eyes!!

Northview Elementary School Family Service Fair – Doing Good Together

Join us as we partner with Northview Elementary School to provide books and great fun for families and students learning what the impact of “Doing Good Together” has on our lives and communities.

Setup is at 5 pm, Event starts at 6 pm

Coon Rapids – Hamilton Elementary School

Join TFBB as we provide free books to children at Hamilton Elementary School in honor of fine arts day.

Set up and event start times to come!

BHS – Book Sorting

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

St. Paul – Mini safety fair with St. Paul Police

Join TFBB as we partner with the St. Paul Police to get books into children’s hands in the LaBlance Apartment complex.  There will be a mini-safety fair and free books!


Summer Learning Program Book Give Away

Join us for some outdoor safe distancing fun at Wayzata Middle School as we give books to children for summer reading.

Setup will be at 11:15 am with event starting at 12 pm

Be sure to wear bring your mask!

Connect Church Community Event

Come join us for a fun-filled morning of giving books to children in the Farmington community. Connect Church will have clothing and toys for families in need and The Free Book Buggie will be providing Free Books to those children.

Set up is 9 am, event starts at 9:30 am. Lunch/snacks provided.