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.

Family Fun Construction Day!

Family Fun Construction Day!

Sep 16, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join in and help Willard Library celebrate the construction of our new building!


*The tour will not include entry into the construction site, but will lead families around the outside the boundaries while commenting on what has taken place over the last few months.

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Fashion Fun with Hats!

Fashion Fun with Hats!

Sep 17, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fashion Fun! Wear your favorite Hat!

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Rediscovering the Sandman

Rediscovering the Sandman

Sep 18, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you have trouble sleeping? Ever experience Restless Leg Syndrome? Snore in your sleep? Learn about ways to combat these sleep disorders.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Oil Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe

Oil Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe

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Willard Library History

1944

Throughout the war, used books withdrawn from circulation were donated to military bases, with books in German going to prisoners of war facilities. Two hundred and forty volumes were put aboard an LST that sailed from the Evansville Shipyard on Christmas Eve, 1944.