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Willard Library

21 N 1st Ave, Evansville, IN 47710-1294
+1 812-425-4309
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A cute place to visit

The Willard library isn't a normal local library. It IS a gorgeous place to visit if you just want... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
meharmarcial
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Evansville, Indiana
Amazing place!

We explored all 3 levels of this beautiful building. Ghosts or not it is a gem. Stayed here for... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
indy500099
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indiana
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21 N 1st Ave, Evansville, IN 47710-1294
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Willard library isn't a normal local library. It IS a gorgeous place to visit if you just want to see some beautiful old architecture. We wen there last October when they had their annual ghost tour of the library. Check out the upstairs meeting...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We explored all 3 levels of this beautiful building. Ghosts or not it is a gem. Stayed here for over an hour walking, checking books, exhibits on basement, taking pictures, etc Maybe next time I will take the ghost tour!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This public library is still open for business. We went on one of the ghost tours at night. If you go on a ghost tour, you might not want to come early, the doors do not open until 15 min before for registration. The tour...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

My little granddaughter loves going to "Willard"! They have a wide and interesting variety of books for every child. That also have educational, fun activities and toys the children can use. All the staff has been super friendly and helpful! The library itself is a...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Didn't see the ghost, but did feel her presence. Picked up an awesome fill in family tree while we were there. Very beautiful library.

Thank Sarah N
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

If you like to go to interesting landmark buildings this is good stop for you. Beautiful setting and a nice stroll inside on a hot summer day. Take the family and see this gem.

Thank Peggy D
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The interior of this library is breathtaking. I would love to have a public library like this in my city. There are many warm, inviting places to read and study. The friendly library staff know they have a unique gem and are more than willing...More

2  Thank treasureseekermth633
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

They were great to help my usi class research topics for their paperd and presentations.they pulled items they thought would be of interest for us ahead of time.

Thank jane v
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Willard Library is a very old library, and you can feel that history as soon as you walk in the door. If you have time, I definitely recommend stopping by just to look around even if you aren't able to apply for a library card....More

Thank Lauren L
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Here you will find very helpful staff members. The Library is distinctive for its extensive genealogy holdings and for books not often found in the Evansville public library system. Note the architecture and be sure to inquire about the ghost. This library gets a huge...More

Thank don c
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