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.

Chill Out and Read!

Chill Out and Read!

Jan 11, 2017 - Mar 01, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join the fun! Stay inside and curl up with a great book!

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Teen Wolf Night: Writing Into the Fantastic

Teen Wolf Night: Writing Into the Fantastic

Jan 23, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to take your writing from the ordinary into the fantastic with author, Jean Knight Pace!

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Beyond the Book: Girls Like Us

Beyond the Book: Girls Like Us

Jan 24, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the Albion Fellows Bacon Center for a discussion of this important book by anti-trafficking advocate, Rachel Lloyd.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photographs of Willard Library, 1948

Photographs of Willard Library, 1948

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Willard Library History

November 3, 1883

Willard Carpenter died several days after suffering a paralyzing stroke, and before seeing the completion of the Library.