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.

Mystery Sleuth

Mystery Sleuth

Feb 02, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson

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February Fun and Games

February Fun and Games

Feb 03, 2015 - Feb 04, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come and play at Willard!

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Grand Opening

Grand Opening

Feb 07, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate the old, revel in the new!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Easter Egg Tree

Willard Library History

February 28, 2011

Library Director, Greg Hager presents a proposal to the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau for a 2.4 million dollar, 8,000 square foot below ground expansion of Willard Library for the purpose of housing the library archives and containing a gallery capable of seating 150 people. Willard Library, having already raised 1.5 million dollars, announces that this would be the first ever physical expansion of Willard Library.