Steward Book Directory

If you’re a Little Free Library steward in need of books, you’re in the right place! The Steward Book Directory below showcases opportunities for stewards to receive free books from individuals and organizations worldwide. Use the search bar and/or filters to refine the opportunities listed on the wall to meet your criteria. Please contact us if you need to remove or edit your existing listing on the directory. Please note this is NOT a place for stewards to list their libraries. Individual little libraries will NOT be listed on this directory.

If you are a publisher and would like to participate in a book giveaway of 100+ copies, please contact Margret Aldrich at maldrich@littlefreelibrary.org. View our publisher PDF to learn more about the ways we’d love to work together!

Pearce Oysters by Joselyn Takacs

Who can apply?
Stewards in
All Regions,
in
US,

Thanks to our partners at Zibby Media, we’re giving away 100 copies of Pearce Oysters by Joselyn Takacs to lucky stewards in the U.S.!

Date: June 1, 2024 until June 30, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 100 Book Type: Adult fiction/nonfiction, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
The entry period runs through June 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CT. 100 winners will be randomly selected by Little Free Library staff and notified by email. Limit one (1) entry per person. Entering more than once will disqualify you from winning. Open to LFL stewards in the U.S. Must be 13 or older to enter.

The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

Who can apply?
Stewards in
All Regions,
in
CA,

Thanks to our friends at Scholastic Canada, we’re giving away 100 copies of The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag to LFL stewards in Canada!

Date: June 1, 2024 until July 1, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 100 Book Type: Children’s books, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
This giveaway runs through June 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CT. 100 winners will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of the book. Limit one (1) entry per person. Open to LFL stewards in Canada. Must be 13 or older to enter.

Books from Sound True Foundation!

Who can apply?
Stewards in
All Regions,
in
CA, US,
Sounds True Foundation is excited to offer books to Little Free Library stewards. Request from the following titles:
Date: June 11, 2024 until July 31, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 250 Book Type: Adult fiction/nonfiction, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
If interested in requesting, please email soundstruefoundation@soundstrue.com with your name, address, and title of the book you'd like to request. Requesters can request all or select books - up to 5 books of each title. Please put "Little Free Library" on the subject line. Thank you! Visit https://soundstruefoundation.org/ to learn more about us.

Queen City Book Bank Provides Free Used Books

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Cincinnati Metro Area,
in
US,

The Queen City Book Bank, located in Cincinnati, OH, is happy to provide gently used books through our Book Giveaway Days and through special requests as needed to stewards and community partners. Books will need to be picked up in the Cincinnati, OH area.

Date: until September 6, 2024 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 1000 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Diverse books, Book Conditions: Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
Our upcoming Book Giveaway days will be held on: March 26, 2024 and July 9, 2024. If you would like to request books at a different time, please email Shymain at Shymain@queencitybookbank.org.

Algonquin Chapter NSDAR

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Benton Harbor, MI, Brigman, MI, Berrien Springs, MI,
in
US,

These are books that I collected for a DAR project and I have more books than I need for my literacy project.

Date: until September 6, 2024 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 300 Book Type: Children’s books, Book Conditions: New books, Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
Send email to Victoria Hamilton at hamilton5654@att.net

Free Books from Greenville Literacy Association

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Upstate South Carolina,
in
US,

GLA gets over 160,000 books donated annually for the Really Big Book Sale. Many of these books don’t pass our standards for the book sale but are still great books. We would like to rehome these.

Date: October 24, 2023 until October 23, 2024 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 100 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Book Conditions: Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
The numbers of books to donate will vary week to week. Email ellen.lane@greenvilleliteracy.org to request or get more info.

Impact LFL Program Steward Support

Who can apply?
Stewards in
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware,
in
US,

BookSmiles is pleased to offer books for LFL stewards who have been named Impact program recipients or whose library is in a book desert. Books must be picked up in person in New Jersey.

Date: until January 8, 2025 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 50 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Children’s books, Young adult, Adult fiction/nonfiction, Book Conditions: Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
You will need to be an Impact program recipient or steward a library in a book desert (see Unite for Literacy's Book Desert Map - linked above - to verify your location) to qualify for this opportunity. Please pick up books at BookSmiles, 7300 North Crescent Blvd. #10, Pennsauken, NJ 08110 during operating hours.

Austin Area Free Book Box

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Austin, Texas,
in
US,

As a LFL Volunteer, we have gathered multiple boxes of books from many libraries and business around the Austin Area. Each box contains 30+ books and for a limited time we can give 1-2 boxes each.

Date: until February 5, 2025 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 1500 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Book Conditions: New books, Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
Please only be a Steward located in the Austin Area - Williamson / Travis County area. This is available for pickup in Liberty Hill Each steward can receive 1 - 2 boxes of books that are filled with around 30+ books each. Please fill out the survey link to schedule!

Reading Is FUNdamental of Northern Virginia

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Alexandria City, VA, Arlington County, VA, Fairfax County, VA, Prince William County, VA,
in
US,

We provide very gently used books ages baby through sixth grade. We have several pick-up locations in Northern Virginia and do some deliveries. For more information: www.rifnova.org

Date: until March 19, 2025 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 100 Book Type: Children’s books, Book Conditions: Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
Fill out the form below and a volunteer will contact you to arrange for transfer of the books. We love pictures for our website!

WORRY by Alexandra Tanner

Who can apply?
Stewards in
All Regions,
in
US,

FLEABAG meets Greta Gerwig in WORRY, following two sisters turned roommates living on the edge in Brooklyn, New York.

Date: June 10, 2024 until June 24, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 50 Book Type: Adult fiction/nonfiction, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
Please request here: https://forms.gle/m85DggMNBSTZKtno6

Free Children’s books for MN LFL stewards

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Twin Cities, Minnesota,
in
US,

The Free Book Buggie is a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to free children’s books throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul MN metro region. Help us share the love of reading with children!

Date: until June 12, 2025 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 50 Book Type: Children’s books, Book Conditions: Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
LFL stewards are welcome to receive books on the first Saturday of the month between 10-10:30 am. We are located in Burnsville High School, 600 State Highway 13, Burnsville. Please fill out the form on our website, https://www.thefreebookbuggie.org/get-involved-2/book-requests. You can also check out the events calendar: https://www.thefreebookbuggie.org/events-calendar

Children’s Nonfiction and Fiction titles

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Minnesota,
in
US,

ABDO is a leading children’s educational book publisher (PreK-12) We have lots of titles we would like to move out of our Edina office. Come and grab as many books as you would like.

Date: June 14, 2024 until July 17, 2024 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 50 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Children’s books, Young adult, Diverse books, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
Please email Grace Hansen ghansen@abdobooks.com to set up a date and time to browse our titles and choose the books that you would like. https://abdobooks.com
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