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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Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night

Dec 10, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come on down! We have the show rolling!

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Saving Grandma’s Photo Album

Saving Grandma’s Photo Album

Dec 11, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mark Soper will demonstrate photo scanning and archiving techniques, as well as the steps needed to transform and digitally repair photos using Photoshop Elements.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Clerk’s Desk

Willard Library History

October 11, 1986

Willard Library was the first stop in Victorian Evansville's Regressive Dinner. Its hor d'oeuvre menu included hot crab dip, chicken in puffs, assorted cheeses, cucumber surprise, braun-schweiger molds, salmon mousse, spinach on croustade, crudités, ancoiade nicoise, chipped beef canapés, and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon.