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Willard Library

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Beautiful building and grounds house great collections or historic documents to contemporary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
edward p
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Never underestimate the treasure of a library

First I want to point out the architecture of this fine building. The Willard Library is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excursion583757
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21 N 1st Ave, Evansville, IN 47710-1294
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building and grounds house great collections or historic documents to contemporary novels AND a friendly helpful staff

Thank edward p
Reviewed 1 week ago

First I want to point out the architecture of this fine building. The Willard Library is a wonderful example of architecture that is just not built anymore. The "old country" style of this library is such a treasure. When you go in to Willard Library...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Historical Willard Library boasts one of the oldest Geneology labs in the states. Beautiful park and building, a step back in time.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Stepping into the Willard Library is almost like stepping back in time. From the vintage architecture, to the wooden floors to rows and rows of older books, it really does seem like a place from another age. The staff were courteous and friendly and there...More

Thank OPMaster1978
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This library has more to offer than just checking out books. There is a children's reading room, regular adult section and a great research section. The genealogy information available for the local area is extensive and the staff is extremely helpful. The building itself is...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 10 July 2018

You don't need to check out a book to appreciate this building. You need to walk through the building to see the amazing wood work of the floors, walls, staircase from 1876.

Thank Lieberman A
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Lots of information available in many forms and friendly assistance if you need it. It even has a resident "ghost"- the "Gray Lady" that wanders around usually in the basement. Check out the week long "Midnight Madness" held each year and other genealogy seminars throughout...More

Thank davidpH4110CT
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a great place to take the kids for reading time. I appreciate Willard for the great resource it provided me, when searching my genealogy. The information is endless and the staff are very knowledgeable. The building is a piece of history as well....More

Thank mshipp57
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on a trip through the area. The architecture and woodworking are beautiful. There is a wonderful children's area with books, puzzles, and toys. The staff members were all welcoming and kind. It was a nice place to explore on a hot day.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The library is not part of the EVPL. It’s small and very old. The staff are relaxed, helpful, and friendly. The library hosts a variety of different events. I attended a Shakespeare play outside that was so fun. The library has a lot of neat...More

Thank Kimberly S
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