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.

Mystery Sleuth

Mystery Sleuth

Feb 02, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson

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February Fun and Games

February Fun and Games

Feb 03, 2015 - Feb 04, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come and play at Willard!

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Grand Opening

Grand Opening

Feb 07, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate the old, revel in the new!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Portrait of Marcia Wheeler, 1999

Portrait of Marcia Wheeler, 1999

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Willard Library History

1899

The Library issued 35 twenty-year coupon bonds of $500 each, to pay existing debts and construct property improvements. The bonds were purchased by the First National Bank.