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.

T. D. Waddles

T. D. Waddles

Nov 26, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us to celebrate Turkey Day. We are thankful to be part of the community! What are you thankful for?

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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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Artwork at Willard Library

Photographs of Willard Library, 1948

Photographs of Willard Library, 1948

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Willard Library History

1957

The arrival of television in Evansville created an unexpected upswing in circulation of children's books. Nearly 11,000 more books were checked out (than in the previous year) by children whose interest in various topics had been piqued by television programs.