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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Evansville Nurses in World War I

Evansville Nurses in World War I

Nov 20, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about the important role that local nurses performed during the Great War.

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Turkey Day!

Turkey Day!

Nov 21, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come and be Thankful with us!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Sampler, 1846

Willard Library History

December 1982

A newly installed elevator, paid for with an $11,000 donation from an anonymous business owner and $75,000 from a community fundraiser, was dedicated to the memory of Judge Azro Dyer. Judge Dyer had been one of the speakers at the dedication of the Library in 1885.