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.

Summer Chess Program

Summer Chess Program

Jul 05, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join host and local chess coach, Mike Maguire, for a night of recreational chess matches! All experience levels welcome!

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Derby Day

Derby Day

Jul 06, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Take a peek at the "Race Cars" in Willard Park. Rev-up your engines for a great time in Willard Park!

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Active Shooter Preparedness Seminar

Active Shooter Preparedness Seminar

Jul 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Indiana State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle in a presentation on tactics for responding to public acts of violence.

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Artwork at Willard Library

<em>Native American Leaders of the Mid-19th Century</em> Exhibit

Native American Leaders of the Mid-19th Century Exhibit

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Willard Library History

1968

An air conditioning system was installed for the main floor and the Children's Room.