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.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Oct 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Come play, learn and make new friends!

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Dec 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us as STAGEtwo Productions performs "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" in Radio Play format!

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Matinee)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Matinee)

Dec 16, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us as STAGEtwo Productions performs "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" in Radio Play format!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Reading Table and Bench

Reading Table and Bench

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Willard Library History

1915

The Library trustees prepared a booklet which included the history of the Library and a biography of Willard Carpenter. The biography mentions that Carpenter was the agent at Evansville of the Underground Railroad and that for years he helped escaping slaves.