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.

Why People Kill, Why They Don't

Why People Kill, Why They Don't

Apr 29, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an exciting digital presentation, “Why People Kill, Why They Don’t,” by retired Evansville Police Department detective and author, Rick Reed.

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Willard Kids Ukulele Recital

Willard Kids Ukulele Recital

May 02, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Free and open to the public. Come and hear our Willard Kids play!

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Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day

May 04, 2016
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

What does the popular movie series, "Star Wars" mean to you?
May the "Force" be with you.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Portrait of Willard Carpenter

Portrait of Willard Carpenter

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Willard Library History

February 1973

With an allocation of $5,000 from local revenue sharing funds, Willard Library microfilmed its large collection of Evansville German-language newspapers, and purchased a microfilm reader/printer. The Mead Johnson Company assisted greatly in completion of the project.