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

Oil-on-Canvas Portrait of Mary Elise Euler, 1944

Oil-on-Canvas Portrait of Mary Elise Euler, 1944

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Willard Library History

July 1973

The board created a list of priorities for future renovation—including parking; widening the drive; installing heat and air conditioning, lighting, and solar screens for the second floor, and painting that floor; and enlarging the Children's Room; among others. That October, $30,000 in federal revenue sharing funds was allocated to start addressing these renovations.