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.

Winter Reading Contest 2016

Winter Reading Contest 2016

Feb 04, 2016 - Feb 09, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:30 AM

Read for Education!
Read for Fun!
Read for Prizes!

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Meet George Washington

Meet George Washington

Feb 10, 2016
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

David Wolfe presents George Washington.

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Chocolate, Cherries and Reading

Chocolate, Cherries and Reading

Feb 16, 2016 - Feb 17, 2016
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Combine two delicious flavors with a great book! Happy Valentines Day!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Oil-on-Canvas Portrait of Mary Elise Euler, 1944

Oil-on-Canvas Portrait of Mary Elise Euler, 1944

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Willard Library History

July 1973

The board created a list of priorities for future renovation—including parking; widening the drive; installing heat and air conditioning, lighting, and solar screens for the second floor, and painting that floor; and enlarging the Children's Room; among others. That October, $30,000 in federal revenue sharing funds was allocated to start addressing these renovations.