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P.O. Box 4283
Eatonton, Georgia  31024

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Putnam County’s Ferst Readers provides books for the children of Putnam County and currently has 980+ children enrolled to receive a monthly book. 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.




     2020 seuss on the Loose Festival - March 7, 2020



We could have a successful festival

without all of this year's

sponsors and contributors

Title Sponsor: Fowler-Flemister         Title Sponsor: Eatonton Messenger
Gold- Michael’s Window Treatment Gold-Dr. Meigan Miller
Gold-Walter & Rebecca Rocker Gold-Parkside Main 8
Silver-Farmers & Merchants Bank Silver-Rising Star Mason Lodge #4
Silver--Peoples Bank Bronze Plus-Lions Club of Eatonton
Bronze Plus-Cool Max Heating & Air Bronze Plus-Chick-Fil-A of Milledgeville
Bronze Plus-Lake Oconee Animal Hospital Bronze Plus-Georgia Power
Bronze- Central Georgia Technical College Bronze-Dr. Rita Daniel
Bronze-Chief Kent Lawrence, Eatonton Police Department Bronze-Southern Commodities, Inc
Bronze-McDonald’s, Eatonton Bronze-Sew Zone
Bronze-Bodyplex Lake Oconee Putnam County Primary School
Walmart Eatonton Ingles Eatonton
Harmony Crossing Foods & Twin Bridges Landing Eatonton Service League


Raffle Prize Donors:

  1. Ms. Lynnette Kelly-autographed cookbook included in a basket of cooking gadgets
  2. Holloway’s Ace Hardware, Marsha Lutz - Football
  3. Spa & Patio Center of Lake Oconee-Amy Third - 2 Marshmallow Roasters
  4. Holly Parker- Egg Gourd w/Uncle Remus design
  5. Mrs. Mona Betzel - flannel Seuss blanket
  6. Zaxby’s-Randy Mason-$25 gift certificate
  7. Rec. Dept-Scott Haley-1 certificate for free registration for any sport
  8. Mellow Mushroom-David Hudson $20 gift certificate
  9. Quite-a-Pair-Juliet Ruhl-designer picture frame
  10. 44 Marketplace-Pam Haskins-$25 gift certificate
  11. Duffey’s Door Décor, Kenly Overton- Bunny Door Hanger
  12. Lake Oconee Ace Hardware-John David Hallman-Magnetic Toss Game




Our Fun Run starts everything off! 


Pic of fun run form 2020


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                                                        Pictures of past  “Seuss on the Loose” festival.  Fun for everyone!!



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 2019 opening.

* Putnam County Oconee Springs Park                        * Putnam Christian Outreach  
* Putnam Department of Family/Children Services        * Crooked Creek Community Association

* Putnam County Health Department                            * Putnam County Recreation Department

* Putnam Center of Central Georgia TechnicalCollege   * Plaza Arts Center 

* Eatonton Police Department                                    *Twin Bridges Fire Department

                             **Flat Rock Fire Department (Our Newest Location)



       little library            recdept              Plaza  


    Little library dept of family children services         little library CGTC                Twin Bridges




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 Quarterly Newsletters:




2017 Summer

2017 Fall 

2018 Winter

2018 Spring

2018 Summer

2018 Fall 

2019 Winter

2019 Spring

2019 Summer

2019 Fall

2020 Winter

Next Newsletter comming

         April 2020

Our CAT volunteers love working with the children in our community and schools.


               library reading                     cookies for teachers 2020          
books at school




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cat reading READING PIC 2     READING PIC 2





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