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.

Healthy Living at Every Age

Healthy Living at Every Age

May 01, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join Reenie Brown of Sanford Profile as she shares practical tips for living a health-conscious life at every age.

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The History of Evansville Breweries

The History of Evansville Breweries

May 02, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about Evansville's "drinkable history!"

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The 1947 Evansville Centennial

The 1947 Evansville Centennial

May 11, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Featuring a color movie of the centennial parade!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Pastel Portrait of Colonel Charles Denby

Pastel Portrait of Colonel Charles Denby

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Willard Library History

February 1979

A building survey begun in 1978 was completed by McDonald and Mack Partnership. It served as a guide for the next five years of continuous capital work on the Library building.