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.

It's Summer You Can't Be Bored

It's Summer You Can't Be Bored

May 31, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Looking for something to do?

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Adult Summer Reading Checklist Challenge

Adult Summer Reading Checklist Challenge

Jun 01, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Participate for your chance to win great prizes including a $250 Amazon gift card!

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Willard Library Annual Book Sale

Willard Library Annual Book Sale

Jun 03, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Must enter through the new addition on the south side of Willard Library!

Area's largest 1 day book sale. Hardbacks $1, Paperbacks $ .50, Children's Books 10 for $1, and All Other Material $ .25

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Charles H. Butterfield

Photograph of Charles H. Butterfield

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Willard Library History

1900

Martha Orr Bayard purchased the land for Bayard Park from the Trustees of Willard Library in four installments between 1900 and 1905, as a memorial to her late husband, Samuel.