Come Visit the West Branch Library

Located next to the West Terre Haute Community Center, the West Branch Library is a single-level building with ease of access for all customers. The West Branch Library 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 Library can use their library card to place holds on items from either the Main Branch of West Branch Library to pickup at their convenience. Patrons can also check out an iPad Air.

West Branch Library offers programs for all ages, including family movies, storytimes 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
  • Graphic Novels for All Ages

For Children

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

For Teens

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

Contact West Branch Library

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

West Branch Summer Celebration

Flavor being added to shaved ice
West Branch Library
Saturday, July 9 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy a free Kona Ice, music, games, and a free book at the West Branch Summer Celebration! Find the Kona Ice Truck at West Vigo IGA at 1:00 p.m. and the South 7th Street Park at 1:30 p.m. to receive your Kona Ice, or join the summer activities with Kona Ice and the West Branch Library beginning at 2:00 p.m. Play mini-golf, toss bean bags, create crafts, meet a therapy dog from Love on a Leash, select a free book to take home, or enjoy a sensory bin and play area just for toddlers! Each person will receive one free Kona Ice and one free book, while supplies last.

Read to Rover

Young girl reading to a dog sitting next to her
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 20 at 5:30 pm
All Ages: Share a book with a furry friend from Love on a Leash. These good-natured therapy dogs are eager to listen to your child practice reading aloud in a stress-free setting, complete with cuddles, belly rubs, and ear scratches! Call 812.235.2121 to register.

Maker Hour: Mermaid Magic

Illustration of mermaid tails
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Monday, July 11 at 6:00 pm
Ages 9 & Up: Sew your own magical mermaid rag doll and learn how to stitch by hand or with a machine at Maker Hour! All supplies will be provided.

Painting with Nicole

Child with a painting
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Monday, July 25 at 5:30 pm
Ages 5-15: Whether your child is a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, they can learn the basics of working with acrylic paint, develop their hand-eye coordination, explore their creativity, and take home their very own painting on canvas.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother reading to infant daughter
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, July 8 at 10:30 am
Ages 0–5: Whether you’re looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child’s imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mothers reading to infant daughter
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, July 15 at 10:30 am
Ages 0–5: Whether you’re looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child’s imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother reading to infant daughter
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, July 22 at 10:30 am
Ages 0–5: Whether you’re looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child’s imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother reading to infant daughter
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, July 29 at 10:30 am
Ages 0–5: Whether you’re looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child’s imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

Dolphin Science and Stories

Close up of dolphin
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00 am
Ages 5-11: Jack and Annie are whisked off for another adventure in the Magic Tree House’s Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne! Follow their escapades in a mini-submarine as they explore a coral reef, meet a giant octopus, and take on a shark—with help from the smartest mammals in the ocean: dolphins. You’ll even receive your own copy of Dolphins at Daybreak so you can relive the adventure at home. Please plan to attend all four programs.

Dolphin Science and Stories

Close up of dolphin
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, July 19 at 11:00 am
Ages 5-11: Jack and Annie are whisked off for another adventure in the Magic Tree House’s Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne! Follow their escapades in a mini-submarine as they explore a coral reef, meet a giant octopus, and take on a shark—with help from the smartest mammals in the ocean: dolphins. You’ll even receive your own copy of Dolphins at Daybreak so you can relive the adventure at home. Please plan to attend all four programs.

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