banner banner banner

Our Mission

Dedicated to contributing to the quality of life in Summerville by providing the community a variety of print, audio, and video materials and by preserving the historic building in which the collection is housed.

National Trust for Historic Preservation logo


  • bbq photo

    Timrod Annual Barbecue

    Come out for an enjoyable afternoon featuring a traditional Southern barbeque menu. This event is held in September, date TBA. Only 100 plates are available, so be sure to make your reservations early!

  • photo

    Southern Author Series

    Join us for our annual major fundraiser.  Reserve two dates in February for the best literary bargain in town.  Consecutive Sundays at 3PM, date TBA. Call or stop by the Timrod to reserve tickets.

  • photo

    Children's Story Hour

    All ages are welcome to this monthly event. Story-telling, crafts, snacks and more. Generally held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:30 – call to confirm dates.

  • photo

    Book Fair

    Each fall the Timrod offers a huge selection of high-quality books at bargain-basement prices. Also includes Lowcountry luncheon, bake sale and casserole sale, raffle, silent auction, and tag sale.

Timrod Library

217 Central Avenue
Summerville, SC 29483

Open Monday-Friday 10-5, Sat. 10-2

Phone: (843) 871-4600
email us