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.

Healthy Living at Every Age

Healthy Living at Every Age

May 01, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join Reenie Brown of Sanford Profile as she shares practical tips for living a health-conscious life at every age.

More Event Information

The History of Evansville Breweries

The History of Evansville Breweries

May 02, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about Evansville's "drinkable history!"

More Event Information

The 1947 Evansville Centennial

The 1947 Evansville Centennial

May 11, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Featuring a color movie of the centennial parade!

More Event Information

Artwork at Willard Library

Portrait of Henry F. Blount, 1910

Portrait of Henry F. Blount, 1910

MORE ON THIS ARTWORK

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.