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.

Pumpkin Bling!

Pumpkin Bling!

Oct 22, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bling your pumpkin! We will have a pumpkin fashion show!

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Grey Lady Ghost Tour #10, 6PM

Grey Lady Ghost Tour #10, 6PM

Oct 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

The Grey Lady ghost tours are back! Let our FREE haunted tour get you in the mood for Halloween. Look for the world's most famous library ghost, Willard Library's Grey Lady!

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Grey Lady Ghost Tour #11, 7PM

Grey Lady Ghost Tour #11, 7PM

Oct 23, 2014
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

The Grey Lady ghost tours are back! Let our FREE haunted tour get you in the mood for Halloween. Look for the world's most famous library ghost, Willard Library's Grey Lady!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Oil Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe

Oil Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe

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Willard Library History

1930

Head Librarian Katherine Imbusch died. Sara Denton, a Library Trustee who had also been serving as assistant librarian, became Head Librarian. (Denton, a widow, later remarried and became Sara Davidson.)