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.

Do It Yourself Personal History

Do It Yourself Personal History

Jul 29, 2015
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presenting entrepreneurs from the Evansville community.

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Do It Yourself Grand Finale!

Do It Yourself Grand Finale!

Aug 01, 2015
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a grand time in Willard Park. We will be celebrating the end of another great summer reading program.

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Back to School Bash!

Back to School Bash!

Aug 05, 2015
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for some back to school fun! There will be a drawing for 2 backpacks complete with school supplies. Child must be present to win.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Clerk’s Desk

Willard Library History

1944

Throughout the war, used books withdrawn from circulation were donated to military bases, with books in German going to prisoners of war facilities. Two hundred and forty volumes were put aboard an LST that sailed from the Evansville Shipyard on Christmas Eve, 1944.