Our Impact

As a local Minnesota 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 300 community groups and organizations, TFBB has distributed over 275,000 books and impacted the lives of thousands of children in the Twin Cities area.

Read the impact of The Free Book Buggie!

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 and community partners.  Join us for some fresh air and sorting fun!!

Native American Attendance Celebration

Join Hennepin County’s Be@School program along with Minneapolis Public Schools and local nonprofits in celebrating the end of another school year. What better way to start the summer then ensuring kids have books to read. Set up at 4:30. Event starts at 5:30 PM in the South High School field.

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.


St. Paul – Juneteenth Celebration – The Sterling Club

Join TFBB as we celebrate Juneteenth with the Sterling Club in St. Paul’s Carty Park.  This is a fun, family event with opportunities to share our books with children of all ages!

Set up is at 10, event starts at 11

BHS – Book Sorting

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

Jumpstart2School Event

The Free Book Buggie is partnering with the City of Bloomington to provide free books to children to prepare them for going back to school.

Set up is at 3pm, event starts at 4 pm

NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center

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!

Book Sorting/AllState Self Storage

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!

Urban Ventures and Hope Breakfast Bar Food Truck

Free hot meals (until the food runs out),free children’s books and free smiles all the while practicing social distancing.

Closet of Hope

Join The Free Book Buggie team as we share our books with families and children in the Bloomington and Richfield communities.

Event starts at 8:45 am