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

Rockin’ Lunch Hour Concert

Join us for a fun-filled lunch hour concert in Burnsville as we hand out free books to children of all ages – while practicing safe distancing. Be sure to wear your mask!

Set up is 11:15am, event starts at 12pm

Spring Lake Park – Towers Days

It’s time for some outside fun and celebration! Join TFBB as we partner with the Spring Lake Park Lions Club to celebrate Towers Days.  This is a fun, family event featuring kids activities, a craft fair, lumberjack show and of course, Free Books for all children!

Set up is at 11, event starts at 12

Highland Library – 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!

Celebrate Literacy – Young Author’s Recognition – CANCELLED

Please join us in celebrating young author’s in and around the twin cities at this fun event! We will be celebrating the young author winners along with giving out free books to all the children to continue this wonderful focus – reading and writing literature!

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

Burnsville – Book Sorting

Please join us for book counting and sorting from the recent book donation from one of our newest partners, Books for Africa.

We received thousands of books that now need to be counted and sorting into reading levels.  Fun will be had by all!


Americorps volunteer

“When The Free Book Buggie arrived, with their endless buckets of books, we were all buzzing with excitement! The books were well-organized, and labeled, by age making it easy for families to find the appropriate books for their child. Not only were they efficient in their set-up and clean up, but their level of excitement to give out free books matched that of the children and families that visited the museum that night. We are excited to continue this partnership with The Free Book Buggie and hope to see them at many of our future Family Events.”

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

District 191 Teacher

What I love is that gently used books are continuing to ‘stay alive’ with new readers. I have students asking me every day, Is this a just right book? With my new bundle of books I can continue to foster that beginning love of reading.

BHS – Book Sort

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

BHS – Book Sorting

Join us for sorting, organizing and loading books for our events.  Come to Burnsville High School, Room 140C.