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.

Autumn Begins

Autumn Begins

Sep 20, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Fun with Fall!

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Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night

Sep 25, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will be viewing the movie Trolls!

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The Houseboats and Shacks of Pigeon Creek: A Unique Evansville Neighborhood

The Houseboats and Shacks of Pigeon Creek: A Unique Evansville Neighborhood

Sep 26, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Take a virtual tour of one of the most unusual "neighborhoods" in Evansville's past...

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Artwork at Willard Library

Willard Library and Other Notable Buildings of Evansville

Willard Library and Other Notable Buildings of Evansville

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Willard Library History

1957

The arrival of television in Evansville created an unexpected upswing in circulation of children's books. Nearly 11,000 more books were checked out (than in the previous year) by children whose interest in various topics had been piqued by television programs.