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
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:
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.