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 Painting of the Grand Canal, Venice, 1906

Oil-on-Canvas Painting of the Grand Canal, Venice, 1906

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Willard Library History

1971

Comic books were added to the Children's Room as a way to encourage non-readers' interest in reading. The first collection of comic books was donated by the Library's youngest patrons.