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.

Genealogy Kick-Off

Genealogy Kick-Off

Apr 18, 2015
9:30 AM - 3:15 PM

A day of learning tips for finding your genealogy.

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Ya Ya Book Club

Ya Ya Book Club

Apr 20, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda

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Write On! Beatnik Poetry Party

Write On! Beatnik Poetry Party

Apr 21, 2015 - Apr 22, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Be a "Cool Cat" and join us for a chillin' time.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Watercolor Painting of Willard Library

Watercolor Painting of Willard Library

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Willard Library History

February 28, 2011

Library Director, Greg Hager presents a proposal to the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau for a 2.4 million dollar, 8,000 square foot below ground expansion of Willard Library for the purpose of housing the library archives and containing a gallery capable of seating 150 people. Willard Library, having already raised 1.5 million dollars, announces that this would be the first ever physical expansion of Willard Library.