Free Drive-thru Book Giveaways for Children Scheduled on All 3 Islands

The first Little Free Library in the territory was unveiled in 2019. (File photo)

The USVI Little Free Library Initiative, in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and the USVI Department of Tourism, is hosting a free drive-thru book giveaway for children from birth to 15 years of age.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and limited access to the physical Little Free Library units throughout the territory, the Little Free Library Initiative team has shifted its approach in making high-quality reading materials available to the community.

Parents and caretakers of young readers can participate in the drive-thru book giveaway by following the signage and receiving a pre-packed bag of three or four books per child. This event will be happening on all three islands. It is free and open to the public.

St. Croix: La Reine Farmer’s Market, Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. until supplies run out.

St. John: Department of Tourism Courtyard (Cruz Bay), Saturday, May 22, from noon until supplies run out.

St. Thomas: The Sabroso restaurant parking lot (Charlotte Amalie waterfront), Saturday, May at noon until supplies run out.

Program Contact: Desiree Wilkes, USVI Department of Tourism (774-8784 ext. 2236)

Philanthropy Contact: Anna Wheatley Scarbriel, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands ( or 774-6031)