Putnam County

P.O. Box 4283
Eatonton, Georgia  31024

Putnam County’s Ferst Readers has been providing books for the children of Putnam County for 15 years and currently has 700+ children enrolled. We work with local schools and organizations to register eligible children and then with your support, we will continue to raise the $36 per year or $3 per month for each child to provide our young readers with a foundation for success by covering the cost of books.



One of our annual events is Putnam County Seuss on the Loose (SOL), a specialty fundraiser in conjunction with Read Across America, a nationwide, week-long event on the first Saturday in March which commemorates the birthday of beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss. The event is held at Putnam County Primary School starting the day at 9:30AM with a morning Fun Run.  Then our indoor festival opens at 10:00AM until noon with over 20 Seuss-themed activities. The event includes a silent raffle, food available for purchase and The Cat and other characters that always create a great time for your whole family!


2018 Seuss of the Loose will be on March 3, 2018
and we are getting ready for a great day!

We start off with a Seuss FUN RUN.   Register by deadline -February 12, 2018 - to guarantee that you will get this year's t-shirt.

 suess registration

 You can also pick up a registration form at the Putnam Public Library.  We will be distributing information and registration flyers to school in January.   Mark your calendar for March 3rd and we will see you there!




One of Putnam Ferst Readers's continuing literacy outreach efforts along with the Eatonton-Putnam County Library is creating partnerships with local business/organizations to build and install "little libraries" throughout Putnam County.  These mini "take a book/leave a book" stations provide a super-easy way to support reading for everyone and to connect with the community.

We currently have Little Libraries at the following locations and four more promised with a 2017-18 opening.
    * Putnam County Oconee Springs Park

    * Putnam Christian Outreach

    * Crooked Creek Community Association

    * Putnam County Health Department
    * Eatonton Police Department

    * Putnam County Recreation Department


You, employees, friends or fellow organization members can sharpen your carpentry skills by building a library as well as hosting one on your property.  It's a "win/win" for your organization and Putnam's citizens. 


 Putnam Ferst Readers's Newsletters:

          2017 Summer

   2017 Fall

       2018 Winter






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Thank you for visiting Ferst Readers!

Ensuring that children develop early literacy skills is one of the most important things we can do - as parents, as teachers - and as a society.

Won't you help us make a difference?

Adopt a reader today!   Make a Donation!