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.

Lap Babies

Lap Babies

Jan 09, 2018 - May 08, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come spend time with your baby and learn about ways you can encourage positive mental growth with Ms. Lucy.

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Art in the Afternnon

Art in the Afternnon

Jan 22, 2018
2:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Come create with us!

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Forgotten Bones: The Abandoned Cemeteries of Evansville

Forgotten Bones: The Abandoned Cemeteries of Evansville

Jan 23, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hear the fascinating and unique stories of some of Evansville's long-forgotten burial grounds.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Oil-on-Canvas Portraits of the Carpenter Family

Oil-on-Canvas Portraits of the Carpenter Family

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Willard Library History

1891

4,763 new books arrived at the Library, at a cost of $3,229; Mr. Evans was reimbursed $18.35 for expenses he had incurred in purchasing them.