Free Children’s Books

Book Giving Program & Family Literacy Activities

Research shows that the more children read, the better readers they become.

What is NdCAD’s Book Giving Program & Family Literacy Activities?
Our Book Giving Program provides free books to children ages 0-21 on a weekly basis. The concept is simple, but the impact is significant. Every Saturday from 12 noon to 2 pm, parents or guardians bring children to our Family Education Center where each child selects books that they get to keep. All books are donated by caring members of the community.

The goal of the program is to help children succeed in
life through a recognition for the importance of reading

In addition to children receiving free books, families and community members participate in fun literacy activities like storytelling. The program provides valuable opportunities for families to connect with each other in the spirit of community.

Visit our Family Education Center and make it a regular part of your weekend activities.

 

TO DONATE NEW OR GENTLY-USED CHILDREN’S BOOKS,

CALL US AT 651.209.3355.

 

FREE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AGES 0-21

When: Every Saturday

Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Where: NdCAD Family Education Center
655 Fairview Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN

Parent Tips:

  • Read with your child at least 3 times a week
  • Make sure your child has a variety of reading materials at home
  • Talk about reading with your child

NdCAD’s Book Giving Outreach Program:

Cops-n-Kids / Firefighters-n-Kids
In partnership with local police officers and firefighters, NdCAD sponsors book giveaways in neighborhoods and at community events. The successful outreach program began in 2001 and has since