Come Visit the West Branch Library

Located next to the West Terre Haute Community Center, the West Branch is a single-level building with ease of access for all customers. The West Branch features:

  • A self-check out station
  • Self-service pickup for holds
  • A computer area with seventeen Windows 7 computers
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • An on-staff State Notary
  • A dedicated teen area
  • A dedicated children's area
  • A certified Nature Explore outdoor classroom
  • Two meeting rooms and a full kitchen available for reservation

Patrons to the West Branch can use their library card to place holds on items from either the Main Branch of West Branch to pickup at their convenience. Patrons can also check out an iPad Air or Nexus 7.

West Branch offers programs for all ages, including game nights, family movies, storytimes, homeschool programs and computer classes. Download the VCPL Newsletter for a complete listing of upcoming programs.

Collections

  • Large Print
  • Best Seller Express
  • New Adult Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Adult Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Circulating Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Books on CD
  • Music CDs
  • Parent/Teach Materials
  • DVDs for All Ages

For Children

  • Two AWE ELF Stations
  • Juvenile Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Picture Books
  • Boad Books
  • Board Games, Puzzles, LEGO and K'nex

For Teens

  • Teen Fiction & Nonfiction
  • XBox One Console for use in the library
  • Video Games

Contact West Branch

125 North Church St
West Terre Haute, In 47885
812–235–2121
Map

Hours:

  • Monday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Closed Saturdays & Sundays

West Terre Haute Information

Bingo Bunch

West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, February 22 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Bingo Bunch meets weekly at the West Branch Library.  Enjoy light refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!"  All levels of experience welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.

Ready to Read Storytime

West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, February 23 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive storytime from 10:30am to 11:00am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 11:00am to 11:30am.

Mother Goose on the Loose

West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, February 27 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.

Ready to Read Storytime

Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 2 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive storytime from 10:30am to 11:00am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 11:00am to 11:30am.

Watch This! West The Lego Ninjago Movie

Poster: The Lego Ninjago Movie
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, March 6 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, and his friends.  Led by Master Wu, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. The epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, March 7 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction in March and April.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Ready to Read Storytime

Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 9 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive storytime from 10:30am to 11:00am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 11:00am to 11:30am.

Job Searching Online

Laptop with Job Application Open
West Branch
Monday, March 12 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
By the end of this class you will understand what job search websites do, how to navigate them, and how to upload a resume.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, March 14 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction in March and April.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Book Chat

Cover: When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, March 15 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In author Julie Otsuka's debut novel, When the Emperor Was Divine, a Japanese American family is uprooted from their West coast home and forced into an internment camp in Utah in 1942.  Like thousands of other Japanese Americans, "the woman" and her two children, known only as "the girl" and "the boy," are reclassified as enemy agents after the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japanese Imperial forces.  Told in five parts, the story reflects on the experiences and points of view of each family member both during their internment and after their release.

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