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 Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2016

Willard Library Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2016

Jun 01, 2016 - Aug 01, 2016
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge for a chance to win weekly prizes!

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Yoga in Willard Park Series

Yoga in Willard Park Series

Jul 30, 2016
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Relax your body, mind and spirit under the trees in Willard Park. No previous experience is necessary!

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Marvelous Midway

Marvelous Midway

Jul 30, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The king and queen reader of the summer will be chosen along with the drawing for summer reading prize winners.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Sampler, 1846

Willard Library History

November 1954

The Library was used as a polling place during the election. Head Librarian Mrs. Williams found the process most interesting, but noted that it put the janitor so out of his routine that all he could manage for the next two days was to stoke the furnace twice a day.