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.

Ya Ya

Ya Ya

Apr 21, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

My New American Life
Francine Prose

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Picnic in Willard Park

Picnic in Willard Park

Apr 23, 2014
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a snack in the park. We will be participating in several outdoor activities during this program.

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Picturing Evansville: The Work of Karl Kae Knecht, 1906-1960

Picturing Evansville: The Work of Karl Kae Knecht, 1906-1960

Apr 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Take a stroll through Evansville's rich past through the photographs and cartoons of Karl Kae Knecht.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Drawing of Eleanor Johnson

Drawing of Eleanor Johnson

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Willard Library History

October 1958

In her will, Anna Polster gave the Library $2,000, money which was used to renovate the lower hall and the Children's Room.