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 Movie Night

Family Movie Night

Mar 28, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

"Fantastic Mr Fox"

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The Benefits of Reading Books

The Benefits of Reading Books

Mar 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reap the rewards of reading with a local author!

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Ms. Margaret and the Egg Tree

Ms. Margaret and the Egg Tree

Mar 29, 2017
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Decorate Ms. Margaret's Egg Tree in 2017!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Louise Carpenter

Photograph of Louise Carpenter

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Willard Library History

October 3, 1919

Well-loved Head Librarian Otilda Goslee died at age 76. Perhaps her greatest contribution to the Library was to firmly establish the tradition of warm, friendly service for which Willard Library had become known, and is still known today.