P.O. Box 4283
Eatonton, Georgia 31024
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.
Our Fall Fundraiser event has started up and will continue until September 24, 2019. You will see our volunteers around asking for your participation to meet our goal of supporting 500+ children with Ferst Books registrations this year.
Our annual “Seuss on the Loose” festival is an event we work hard to prepare each year and then enjoy the day with all the children and families that come out for the morning events!
Thanks to you and our generous sponsors and supporters as well as all the businesses and individuals who donated in many different ways Seuss on the Loose was better than ever and we will continue our efforts for childhood literacy and providing books for kids.
Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s festival on March 7th , 2020.
Cathy Mize, Chairman
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 (Our Newest Location)
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.
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