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.

Back to School Bash!

Back to School Bash!

Aug 30, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

School is back in session! Join the Willard Library Movie Club.

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Duct tape fun

Duct tape fun

Aug 31, 2016
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Clever fun with duct tape.

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Better Books Book Sale

Better Books Book Sale

Sep 06, 2016 - Sep 13, 2016
9:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Antique, rare, signed 1st editions, sets and collectible books on sale at greatly reduced prices when compared other antiquarian booksellers.

Sale open during regular library business hours.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Samuel Bayard

Photograph of Samuel Bayard

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Willard Library History

February 1, 1987

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1937 Ohio River Flood, the Library showed home movies of the disaster.