Welcome to The Free Book Buggie

The goal of The Free Book Buggie is simple: Give free books to children.

Mission:

To provide books to children and ignite a passion for reading that empowers each child to explore a world of opportunity.

Vision:

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

 

Donate

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

Kids n’ Kinship Skateville Party

Celebrating winter with children at Skateville – making sure books are a part of their every day activities.

Set up at 5:30, event starts at 6

Burnsville Book Giveaway

Join us for a fun-filled way to get books into children’s hands over the summer!  We will be joining some Burnsville teachers and social workers at an apt building in Burnsville where the need is high for getting books into children’s hands.

***CANCELLED****Safe Summer Nights Fall Festival – ***CANCELLED***

Join us for a wonderfully fun evening.

Set up is at 4 pm, event starts at 5 pm

Please wear your mask.

Book Sorting at Storage

Hi Wonderful Volunteers! Please join us for an opportunity help us sort the many books we receive during the week.

Thank you for your Volunteer Heart!

We will send you the code to get in once you have signed up.

Holiday Gift Distribution

Join the fun as we provide books to families to give to their children for the holidays. There is no better way to light up a child’s life than to give a book and provide them with a fun way to go on imaginary adventures and grow a love of reading at the same time.

Set up is at 9 am, event starts at 10 am.

Book Sorting/AllState Storage, Burnsville

We are thrilled to be outside sorting again!  Tables are set up 6′ apart outside our storage unit, all volunteers wear masks, water is provided and we sort all of the fabulous books donated by our thrift store partners.  Join us for some fresh air and sorting fun!!

St. Paul – Battle Creek Rec Center **1-3 PM**

This will be a drive-thru event at Battle Creek Rec Center in St. Paul.  We will be joining the Community Rec Specialists as they hand out summer program materials for their families.  TFBB will be giving out age-appropriate books to ALL families and children.  Please note there are TWO sessions, so sign up for one OR both!

Book Sorting at Storage

Hi Wonderful Volunteers! Please join us for an opportunity help us sort the many books we receive during the week.

Thank you for your Volunteer Heart!

We will send you the code to get in once you have signed up.

Book Sorting/AllState Storage, Burnsville – Cancelled

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

 

BHS – LFL Steward Book Pick-Up

Register to help load boxes into LFL stewards’ vehicles outside at Burnsville High School.  Boxes are preloaded with 100 or so books each. We check off the name and number of boxes as they drive through.  This is ONLY a 30- minute event.  Dress for the weather!