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Lowcountry Proud - Timrod Library is a must see when visiting Summerville

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The Timrod Library located Central Ave has maintained its old-world charm, while continuing to be a cultural hub for Summerville's community. The Timrod Library located Central Ave has maintained its old-world charm, while continuing to be a cultural hub for Summerville's community.
SUMMERVILLE, SC -

When it comes to must see spots in Summerville, the Timrod Library makes it to the top of the list. 

The library is on the national registry of historic places. The Timrod Library located Central Ave has maintained its old-world charm, while continuing to be a cultural hub for Summerville's community.

In 1897 a group of young women formed a Chatuaqua Reading Circle, and the library building followed in 1915 when land and materials were donated.

"This group of women had formed a reading circle and were interested in this Chautauqua moment across the country and that's where they got their vision to become a cultural hub for the city of Summerville," said Tim Lowry, a storyteller at the Timrod.

The Timrod Library has maintained it doors open for nearly 100 years through its members, grants, and donations.

Inside the historic building is a vast collection and inviting reading areas. Books not available at the Timrod Library can also be requested.

Aside from an abundance of events hosted by the Timrod Library, for example storytelling, book fairs and raffles, the library is a wonderful place to meet members of the Summerville community.

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