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.

Willard Library Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2016

Willard Library Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2016

Jun 01, 2016 - Aug 01, 2016
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge for a chance to win weekly prizes!

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Yoga in Willard Park Series

Yoga in Willard Park Series

Jul 30, 2016
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Relax your body, mind and spirit under the trees in Willard Park. No previous experience is necessary!

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Marvelous Midway

Marvelous Midway

Jul 30, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The king and queen reader of the summer will be chosen along with the drawing for summer reading prize winners.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Blue Cloisonne Vases

Willard Library History

May 31, 1983

A public reception was given for Eleanor Lansing Dulles, at which she announced her intention to give Willard her personal collection of books and other writings by and about members of the Foster and Dulles families, as well as the writings of her husband, philologist David Blondheim.