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

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, April 26 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.

Internet Safety: Privacy & Passwords

Laptop with Shield and Padlock
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 2 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Avoid email scams, choose better passwords and learn other ways to protect your privacy online.  To find out more about internet privacy, visit chooseprivacyweek.org.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 3 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.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Illustration of Panic Attacks
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, May 4 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States and the most preventable.  You can learn to identify the risk factors and warning signs of a mental or behavioral health crisis before it's too late.  In this eight hour class led by Christina Crist, VP and Executive Director of Team of Mercy, you will learn how to recognize possible signs of mental health challenges and how to help a teenager dealing with these issues.    Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program made available through Hamilton Center.  It seeks to increase public understanding of mental health challenges, teach parents and other caregivers how to assist a teenager who may be affected by these challenges and remove the stigma surrounding them.  Team of Mercy is a nonprofit organization that assists survivors of suicide.  This class is not designed to teach the diagnosis of mental health disorders.  Lunch for registered participants will be provided by the Library.

Just Weave It! Beginner Basket Weaving

Woven Baskets
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 9 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn basic basket weaving with Arlene Jennings from Woven Wonders.  Arlene will teach you how to create a continuous trill weave and a triple twine and how to finish your project with a matchstick rim.  At the end of class, you will have a basic candle or pencil basket to take home.  All supplies are provided for free to those who register.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 10 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.

Facebook 201

Person's Hands, Using Cell Phone
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, May 14 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Take your Facebook usage to the next level. Practice uploading photos, tagging your posts, checking in at your current location and visiting the Marketplace.  Please bring your Facebook account information with you.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 17 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.

Book Chat

Cover: Promise to Cherish by Younts
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, May 17 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Return to Elizabeth Byler-Younts richly imagined World War II-era Amish community in Promise to Cherish.  Young and headstrong Eli is an Amish conscientious objector to the war who is trying to become a man of character by serving in a Civilian Public Service Unit.  While at the Hudson River State Hospital, he meets Christine, a nurse with a tragic past.  The two become friends, and when Christine's abusive ex, Jack, returns from the war, Eli offers her refuge within the Amish community.  But as their friendship deepens into love, Eli faces the prospect of being shunned unless Christine becomes Amish.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Monday, May 21 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Drop by with your tablet and learn how to borrow ebooks, movies, music & more.  Other basic tech questions can also be answered.  Staff cannot do repairs.

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