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 Sorting

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

LFL Steward Book Pickup

East Side Summer Kickoff

Come celebrate summer and community with food, fun, free books and activities for all ages.

The event will be held outside between Conway Rec Center and Sun Ray Library.

Setup at will be around 4:30, event starts at 5:30.

Mpls – Slip, Slide Water Day

We’d love to see you join TFBB at this fun, family event at Harrison Rec. Center in Mpls while families enjoy water inflatables, water games, ice cream, music and of course, Free books from TFBB!

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

Metro Transit C-Line Grand Opening Saturday Market

This event is for the Metro Transit C-line Grand Opening in Brooklyn Center.  We will be giving books away to children of all ages at the Saturday Market.

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!

Bloomington – Spring Egg Hunt

Come join in the fun as we participate in the Bloomington Optimist Club’s annual spring egg hunt.  The children will choose from a wonderful array of wonderful books, the Teddy Bear Band will be playing and fun is expected to be had by all!

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


Ramsey County Health Nurse

The Phalen Village Little Free Library Event could not have happened without the wonderful and gracious book donations from The Free Book Buggie. They were able to provide a great idea of handing out a “book bag” containing 3 books to each child that attended the event and also filling 4 Little Free Libraries with books. This left an estimated 200 books in the hands of children that may have not had the chance to own one book. I want to thank them in supporting and collaborating with Mayor Melvin Carters Birth-3 Initiative and St. Paul- Ramsey Co. Public Health.

Cityview Community School Open House

Please join The Free Book Buggie as we prepare children for back to school. We will offer free books at their Open House.

Set up is at 1:30pm, event starts at 2pm

Book Sorting/AllState Self Storage – Cancelled

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