Welcome to Willard Library

Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana, is famous for personal service and treasured special collections. Make the oldest public library in the state your destination... whether you’re a genealogist seeking to uncover the past, or a reader looking for a great book for yourself or your children.

Ted E. Bear visits Willard Library

Ted E. Bear visits Willard Library

Aug 23, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Ted E. Bear personally invites everyone to meet him at Willard Library for a story and a snack.

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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Indiana, 1933-1942

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Indiana, 1933-1942

Aug 26, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942
Presentation by Kay Rippelmeyer

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For the Love of Romance Writing

For the Love of Romance Writing

Aug 28, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Local author, Christine Wissner, shares her experiences in writing historical romance!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Clerk’s Desk

Willard Library History

April 13, 1942

In response to the request of Head Librarian Gray Williams to move the children's section (with its 8,000 books) to two unused rooms in the basement, the Library Board allocated $300 for the project. Within 47 days, the new Children's Room was complete, thanks to the efforts of the librarians and volunteers.