As a local MN nonprofit, our team is dedicated to providing ALL children access to free age- appropriate books to have in their homes. Since June 2018, and in collaboration with over 90 community groups and organizations, TFBB has distributed almost 100,000 books and impacted the lives of thousands of children in the Twin Cities area.
Read the impact of The Free Book Buggie!
St. Paul-Ramsey CO. – Public Health – Family Health Division – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
“Thank you to the Free Book Buggie for donating books to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. By giving your books to children with lead poisoning, I hope to foster a love for reading and contribute to a supportive home environment that positively influences the child’s development. When I pull a book out of my bag and give it to a child, they reach for it right away!”
Bloomington Covenant Church, The Clothes Closet, Bloomington, MN
“We were grateful to partner with The Free Book Buggie on Sept 29th. They set up tables in our guest waiting area with the books laid out and beautifully organized. What a fun surprise for our kids to be able to pick out books for free! For most of the families we serve, toys and books are extras that don’t fit in their budgets. Having books available to them made the kids feel special. Deb, Sue & Crew were so enthusiastic about helping kids pick out their favorite books. They came in and did their own set up and tear down without needing any assistance. They weren’t able to join us at our October opening which was disappointing for the kids. We look forward to having them join us in the future.”
“I get to take these home with me?! These are mine?!”
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, NorthPoint, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
“The Free Book Buggie is a great partner with us at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center! Our children’s book shelves in the medical reception, dental clinic and human services building look much better since we received your books and I had 3 little kids come visit me as I was restocking today. They were so excited! We could easily go through 20 books a day because we encourage each child to take home a pre-school book with each visit to NorthPoint. Our goal is to get young children excited about reading before they start school. During the school break times, we are busier than ever and it is great to keep the young scholars interested in learning. Thank you!”
AmeriCorps VISTA, Mayor Carter Birth-3 Initiative
“The Phalen Village Little Free Library Event could not of 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.”
“Yesterday the book buggie was at the Metro State Produce Distribution run by Neighborhood House. After it was over I went back inside to grab the last three boxes of books. There was a woman going through it and grabbing books for her friend who has three young children and no books in the house. She said it would be the start of their library! She probably grabbed about 20-30 books. I thought it was sweet.”
“Priceless!! And such a wonderful example of your work and the remarkable collaboration with the Free Book Buggie”
“Despite generous donations, our Little Free Library in downtown Minneapolis was running short of books for kids. A very welcome donation from The Free Book Buggie has allowed us to continue serving our high-need area, which includes a homeless shelter. The joy of a toddler showing off her new book, the intensity of a preteen discussing his favorite authors, the quiet contemplation of a teen reading a classic, and the grateful thanks of parents will continue because of The Free Book Buggie.”
“I can’t get over these kids at Stories Together! More are coming and all of them love it! My last Tuesday morning I only had 2 kids, this time 9! They really enjoyed getting free books and playing with the toys!! Kept asking when we were coming back and why were not coming back tomorrow”
“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.”