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

Science Night at Webster Elementary SchooL – CANCELLED

Hi all you wonderful volunteers!

We have a fun event schedule for March 12 give books out at Webster Elementary School’s Science Night. We have a great selection of science books, science fair idea books, fiction and non-fiction titles to share with our young friends.

Please join us for whatever amount of time you can – we LOVE our volunteers!

Setup is at 4:30 pm, event starts at 5 pm

Literacy Month with PICA Head Start

Celebrate Literacy Month with PICA Head Start. Help babies, toddlers and preschoolers explore the Book Buggie and chose books to take home.

St. Paul – Summer Meals and Books

Partnering with SPPS for summer meals and books

Bloomington- Halloween Event

Join the fun as we share free books with children of all ages at this Halloween event sponsored by the Bloomington Optimist Club.

Costumes not required but come dressed for fun if you dare!

Set up – 5 pm, Event starts at 6 pm

SNAP Outreach Fair – Neighborhood House

Parking: is available in the parking ramp next to the building, the fair is going to take place in the rotunda.

We will set up at 9:30, fair starts at 10.

Have Questions? Send us an email – thefreebookbuggie@gmail.com

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

St. Paul Bike Cops for Kids Event

Please join us as we support the St. Paul Police Dept’s Community Engagement Program promoting positive interactions between police officers and community members. We will follow along as the Bike Cops for Kids truck drives into neighborhoods, sets up shop to fix bikes, give away free helmets & freezies. We will give away as many free books as we can to keep kids reading!

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 park

Set up is at about 12 pm, activities start at 1 pm.

Child Receiving Books

“I’m going to have my dad read me every one of these books at bedtime.”

Summer Activities & Safety Fair

This annual fair provides parents and families with children from birth through elementary age with information on fun activities and places to go this summer, health and safety tips as well as hands-on activities.