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

BHS Book Sort

Join the fun, meet new people and help us prepare to get books ready to go to children in our communities. We will be counting and sorting book donations and loading books for upcoming events.


West St. Paul – Toy, Costume, Book Recycle Community Event

Join in the fun as TFBB partners with the West St. Paul Recycling department.  The community is invited to bring toys, costumes and books, trade for others or just leave for recycling.  All toys and costumes remaining will be donated to nonprofits.  The books, of course, will find new, loving homes  through TFBB outreach programs.

Book Sorting

Come join us as we take a trip to Funville and sort our donated books and prepare to give them to children all across the Twin Cities!

We are still following safe practices so remember your mask!

St. Paul Halloween Fun

Join TFBB as we have some Spooky Fun at this Halloween party. Costumes encouraged but not required!

Literacy Night

Join TFBB as we provide books to young children at their Literacy Night celebration.

Setup at 4:15, event starts at 5

BHS – Book Sorting

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

Maplewood – Hill Murray Summer Reading Program

Hill Murray has a Summer Reading Enrichment program and TFBB will pay a visit to the program to offer free books to all the children.


Children’s Museum Vista Program Book Giveaway

This event will be at the Children’s Museum and a culmination of the St. Paul Mayor’s Vista Volunteer Programs.

Headstart Family Fun Event

We will be reading to children and giving books to children for the holidays.

Safe Summer Nights – Arlington Hills Rec Ctr

Safe Summer Nights (SSN)  is a program in St. Paul designed to provide opportunities for police officers to become acquainted with residents of the neighborhoods they serve over a meal rather than during times of trouble.

SSN is a partnership between the St. Paul Police Dept. and the St. Paul Parks and Rec. Dept. to host events in St. Paul that bring neighborhood families and police officers together in a picnic-type setting.

The Free Book Buggie is proud to be a part of this community collaboration and to impact the lives of children all across St. Paul neighborhoods.

Check out their website:  http://safesummernights.org/

Setup 4 pm, Event 5-7 pm