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.

Do It Yourself Backyard Camping

Do It Yourself Backyard Camping

Jul 01, 2015
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Camp out for the day at Willard Library. Have a safe and fun camping experience.

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Secretary of State visits Willard Library!

Secretary of State visits Willard Library!

Jul 02, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Secretary Lawson stops by Willard Library to read Three Cups by Tony Townsley!

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Do It Yourself Duct Tape

Do It Yourself Duct Tape

Jul 08, 2015
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Demonstrations and making your own duct tape animal.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Martha Orr Bayard

Photograph of Martha Orr Bayard

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Willard Library History

1979

Through grants and the Library's first public fundraising efforts, resources were marshaled to expand and remodel the Children's Room in the Library's basement.