Literacy & Library Services

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (Putnam County)

Phone: 1.888.565.0177

Website: www.ferstfoundation.org

Link to Register a Child: www.ferstfoundation.org/resources/register-a-child

The Ferst Foundation addresses one of the most basic issues of childhood literacy – ensuring the availability of quality books in the home so that parents can read to their child.  Children registered in the program receive an age-appropriate book mailed to them at home every month until their 5th birthday.

 

Putnam County Library

309 North Madison Avenue

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.706.485.6768

Fax: 1.706.485.5896

Website: www.uncleremus.org/putnam.htm

Hours:

  • Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday: 2:00pm-6:00pm

The mission at Uncle Remus Regional Library System is to provide constituents access to print and non-print informational, educational, and recreational resources to help create an informed citizenry and enable lifelong learning.

 

How to get a PINES Library Card:

Visit the library with the following:

  • A photo ID showing current local address, OR
  • A photo ID and one item from the approved list below showing current, local address (if photo ID does not have correct address), OR
  • 2 items from the approved list below
  • Approved list of identification:
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Valid voter registration card
    • Checks with pre-printed addresses
    • A utility bill, tax receipt or other piece of mail that shows the user’s name and present address

Applicants for a card must complete and sign an application form, which is available at the front desk.

Signing a PINES card application indicates acceptance of responsibility for lost or damaged materials.  There is no minimum age for a child to receive a PINES card.  A parent or legal guardian may register a child.  The parent or guardian must show proper ID to register the child.  A parent/guardian must sign the application for all children under 18.

Georgia residents must renew their library card every two years.

 

Talk With Me Baby (TWMB)

Website: talkwithmebaby.org

TWMB aims to transform parents and caregivers into conversational partners, providing early language exposure to babies in order to nourish critical brain development required for higher learning.