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.

Secretary of State Visits Willard Library!

Secretary of State Visits Willard Library!

Jul 02, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Secretary Lawson stops by Willard Library to read Three Cups by Tony Townsley!

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Jul 03, 2015 - Jul 05, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Willard Library will be OPEN:
Friday July 3, 2015 9am - 5:30pm

Willard Library will be CLOSED:
Saturday July 4, 2015

and will RE-OPEN: Sunday July 5, 2015 at 1pm

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Do It Yourself Duct Tape

Do It Yourself Duct Tape

Jul 08, 2015
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Demonstrations and making your own duct tape animal.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Sampler, 1846

Willard Library History

1915

Edmund L. Craig, president of the public library board of Evansville, proposed that all libraries in the city be brought under common supervision. The Willard Board responded that they could not consider the proposal, since the terms of the Carpenter Trust forbade the corporation from operating buildings other than on Willard Park.