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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.

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    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. Tickets are only $50 for both events.  Call or stop by the Timrod to reserve tickets.  See Calendar Events page for program details.

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    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.

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    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.

Upcoming Events

  • july

    Tim Lowry in "Churched" 3 PM

  • Timrod’s resident storyteller will entertain us with stories of Sunday school shenanigans, a Gullah tapping sermon and a Christian chicken. Tim says “I’m a preacher’s kid and I grew up seeing the humor in church rituals and traditions”. Ticket price is $15 and includes light refreshments. Please make your reservations early as seating is limited.  To purchase tickets visit or for additional information contact Timrod Library at 871-4600.

  • july

    Summer Games at the Timrod

  • 6:30PM                                               

  • Join us for the final Summer Games of 2014.  This is a great opportunity to get together with your friends and enjoy your favorite game whether it be bridge, mahjong, or your favorite board game while enjoying delicious refreshments, door prizes, and more. For only $25 per person you receive a great time with friends and also provide support to the Timrod.  Space is limited: call 871-4600 now to reserve your table.

Timrod Library

217 Central Avenue
Summerville, SC 29483

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

Phone: (843) 871-4600
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