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.

Bah! Green Grinchy Christmas!

Bah! Green Grinchy Christmas!

Dec 14, 2016
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

"You'er a mean one Mr. Grinch" The Grinch celebrates
50 years!

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Art in the Afternoon Christmas Party

Art in the Afternoon Christmas Party

Dec 15, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate the season with us! All children welcome big or small~!

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Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night

Dec 20, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come and enjoy Ice Age Collision Course with us!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Samuel Bayard

Photograph of Samuel Bayard

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Willard Library History

August 23, 1876

The property on which the Library and Park would sit, as well as the property that would endow the project, was deeded to the Library trustees by Willard and Lucina Carpenter.