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

Saint Paul Police Dept. Rec Center Visits

Join us for this fun, outside event partnering with the St. Paul Police and St. Paul Park & Rec Departments. The police will be interacting with the kids during games and activities. And we will be offering our free books to all kids that attend. What a great way to bring communities together!!

Set up will start at 12:30 PM and the event goes from 1-4 PM.

BHS – Book Sort

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

St. Paul – Battle Creek Rec Center Halloween Drive Thru

Join us for a fantastically fun drive thru Happy Halloween event at Battle Creek Rec Center in St. Paul.

Costumes are encouraged, fun will be had by all!

Set up at 5:30 pm, event starts at 6 pm

Burnsville – Family Fun Night

Join TFBB at Gideon Pond Elementary’s Family Fun Night to celebrate the end of the school year by giving books to children for summer reading!

Set up is at 4:30, event starts at 5:30


Book Sort

We invite you to join the fun, meet new friends, and be a part of a wonderful mission as we count and sort our weekly book donations.

Mpls – Northeast Rec Center Community Celebration

Join us for a fabulously fun, family friendly community celebration at Northeast Rec Center in Mpls.  Events include: a park playground dedication, 25th Anniv. for NE/SE soccer, baseball game sponsored by the Twins, WOW art bus, face painting, balloon artist and much more!

TFBB will of course be giving books to children and sparking a love for reading!  Expected are hundreds of families and children so the more volunteers the merrier!

Event set up is 4:30 pm, event starts at 5 pm


Christina Huddleston Elementary Back to School Picnic

Come join the fun as we welcome kids back to school with free books!

McDonough Neighborhood Literacy Event

Providing free books to children of all ages – come out and help put smiles on small faces!

Book Sort

We would love to invite you to join the fun, meet new friends, and be a part of a wonderful mission as we count and sort our weekly book donations.

St. Paul Park & Rec Open House

Calling all fun-loving volunteers!  We have been invited to join in on the Open House at Linwood Rec Center in St. Paul.

Help us share books with children in this community!

Set up is at 3:30 pm, event starts at 4 pm.