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.

Willard Library Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving

Willard Library Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Willard Library will be closed Thursday November 27th for Thanksgiving
and WILL RE-OPEN Friday November 28th at 9am.

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Mystery Sleuths

Mystery Sleuths

Dec 01, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Alpine Winter by Mary Daheim
Christmas Party & book exchange

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Victorian Christmas Customs

Victorian Christmas Customs

Dec 02, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sue Berry and the United Daughters of the Confederacy will discuss Victorian customs and how they relate to our current celebrations.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Martha Orr Bayard

Photograph of Martha Orr Bayard

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Willard Library History

September 2, 1877

The stonework was finished, and a construction hiatus began.