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 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 more promised with a 2018-19 opening.
    * Putnam County Oconee Springs Park

    * Putnam Christian Outreach

    * Crooked Creek Community Association

    * Putnam County Health Department
    * Eatonton Police Department

    * Putnam County Recreation Department

    * Plaza Arts Center

    * Putnam County Department of Family and Children Services

    * Putnam County Center of Central Georgia Technical College



       little library            recdept              Plaza  


                       Little library dept of family children services                 little library CGTC  


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

       2018 Spring

        2018 Summer

 2018 Fall 



Our Ferst Fall fundraiser raffle is almost over and we thank you for all that have supported us.  You still have time to help us meet our goal of raising $17,500 to support 500 children in Greene and Putnam County for the coming year.  2 Ways 2 Win for every raffle ticket purchased.    A $35 raffle ticket to "adopt" a child who will receive one free book each month of the year.  Your ticket also enters you in a drawing for one of the our fabulous prizes!

Tickets can be purchased from any Community Action Team (CAT) member, from Cathy Mize at 478-454-7150 or from Diana O'Keefe at 706-467-3765.  Tickets are also available at Bend the Trend and Oconee Cleaners.



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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!