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.

Better Books Book Sale

Better Books Book Sale

Sep 08, 2015 - Sep 15, 2015
9:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Antique, rare, signed 1st editions, sets and collectible books on sale at greatly reduced prices when compared other antiquarian booksellers.

Sale open during regular library business hours.

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Grandparents in the library!

Grandparents in the library!

Sep 09, 2015
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Celebrate with your grandparents!

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Willard Kids Ukulele Program

Willard Kids Ukulele Program

Sep 14, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Come and join us for Ukulele fun!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Willard Carpenter

Photograph of Willard Carpenter

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Willard Library History

October 3, 1919

Well-loved Head Librarian Otilda Goslee died at age 76. Perhaps her greatest contribution to the Library was to firmly establish the tradition of warm, friendly service for which Willard Library had become known, and is still known today.