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.

The Story Behind the Images

The Story Behind the Images

Jun 27, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A presentation and discussion including several wildlife and landscape nature still photos by photographer Al Perry.  Also showing a time lapse video of night skies and Northern Lights, including the Milky Way.

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Watermelon Wonders

Watermelon Wonders

Jun 29, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The watermelon queen comes to Willard Library! Program sponsored with Illiana Watermelon Association.

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Summer Chess Program

Summer Chess Program

Jul 05, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join host and local chess coach, Mike Maguire, for a night of recreational chess matches! All experience levels welcome!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Portrait Rev. Albion Fellows

Portrait Rev. Albion Fellows

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Willard Library History

1957

The arrival of television in Evansville created an unexpected upswing in circulation of children's books. Nearly 11,000 more books were checked out (than in the previous year) by children whose interest in various topics had been piqued by television programs.