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

Holiday Closing

Happy Labor Day, Stars and Stripes
Main Library, West Branch
Sunday, September 3 (All day)
All Vigo County Public Library Locations will be closed for the holiday.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, September 7 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.

Watch this! West - The Boss Baby

Poster: The Boss Baby
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, September 7 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
As imaginative seven-year-old Tim tells the story, the unusual Boss Baby arrives home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase.  The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission and only Tim can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.Refreshments will be served.

Introduction to the Internet

Globe with Web Search Box
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, September 11 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Familiar with computers and mousing, but not the web? This hands-on class discusses websites and links and the basic toolbar.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Tuesday, September 12 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Various tablets are available for browsing and questions, or bring your own device to get your questions answered.  Information on ebooks, streaming video, and online classes are also provided.

Baby Signs: Sign, Say and Play

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Tuesday, September 12 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 6-18 Months and Caregivers:  Baby signs helps infants too young to speak learn how to communicate their wants, needs and special requests using sign language.  This series of six classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, dressing, the park and pets through songs, books and activities.  Classes continue into October.  Registration is limited to six families.

Creative Builders - Obstacle Design

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 12 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Create tunnels, traps, and themes to add extra challenge and excitement each time you play a few rounds of putt-putt at the Library.  These obstacles will be interchangeable on our nine-hole mini golf course and will stay at the Library for future use.  

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, September 14 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.

West Gamers' Alliance

Young Girl Playing Video Game
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, September 14 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ages 8-15: Join the West Gamers' Alliance to play video games - competitive and cooperative, old and new - and enjoy snacks while hanging out with friends. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Illustration of Panic Attacks
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, September 15 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Be prepared to help a youth with a mental health issue before it becomes a crisis in this class taught by instructor Christina Crist, V.P./Executive Director of Team of Mercy, a non-profit organization in the Wabash Valley that assists survivors that have lost a loved one to suicide.  In this eight hour training session, you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health issue or crisis, what you can do to help a youth experiencing mental health issues and when to seek out professional assistance.  This class is not designed to teach the diagnosis of mental health issues.  Lunch for registered participants will be provided by the Library.

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