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

Photograph of Mary Parke Foster

Photograph of Mary Parke Foster

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Willard Library History

1888

Mr. Garvin was authorized to purchase $400 worth of new books for the Library in Great Britain during a trip he planned to take.