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




Conversations Count: Building a Foundation for Reading
The Family Literacy Initiative is designed to emphasize the importance of language and literacy development during the critical early years of life. The intent of this program is to provide families and caregivers with strategies and tools to promote the development of essential early literacy skills. The Putnam County Ferst Foundation would like to host a series of events designed to help families learn how to help their children learn reading and literacy skills. Please take the time to answer this brief survey so we can better serve the needs of our community in building this literacy program.

                                                                             THANK YOU -  We appreciate your time and input!






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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.

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