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

Celebrations Around the World

Illustration of Multicultural Children in Front of Globe
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Saturday, December 10
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Make merry this holiday season at West Branch's Celebrations Around the World. Discover different customs, traditions and rituals in an immersive environment, engaging with presenters to learn about holiday festivities from across the globe.  This is a family event for all ages.Along with this special event, the West Branch will be open to the public on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from noon - 4pm, for all regular services.  Take advantage of these special Saturday hours for computer access, picking up holds and browsing reading selections.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Wednesday, December 14
3:00 pm to 5:00 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.

Cooking For Kids

Knife and Cutting Board with Chopped Vegetables
West Branch
West Branch Kitchen
Thursday, December 15
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Children ages 5-11 come to learn and practice basic cooking skills, along with creating simple and yummy dishes with help from a special guest from Grandma Vera's Cafe and Bakery. Call 812-235-2121 for more details.

Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, December 27
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-5 at 11:00.

Winter Car Maintenance

Man Digging Car out of Snow Bank
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, January 4
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Come to learn ways to keep your car safe and ready for winter. Don from Don's Auto Service will be here to talk about how to make sure your car engine, tires, and battery are winter ready, along with answering any other winter car safety and maintenance questions. Call 812-235-2121 for more information.

Parenting Counts

Mother and Son Sitting on Chair
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, January 9
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Purdue Extension is providing sessions focusing on parent-child relationships.  These sessions will teach caregivers about physical, social-emotional, and communication skills that little ones learn from birth to age five, but apply to a wide variety of ages. Dinner will be provided at the library starting at 5:30PM before each session for those who register. Topics include:  Parenting Styles, Temper Tantrums, Self-Regulation and Emotion Coaching.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Tuesday, January 10
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.

Watch This! West - Maximum Ride

Poster: Maximum Ride
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, January 10
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA, complete with wings, take flight around the country to discover their origins.  Rated PG-13 for some violence.  Refreshments will be served.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, January 11
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The West Vigo Guitar Club is an opportunity for students to learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm, and chords.  The club will meet as a group Wednesday evenings for free instruction.  No music experience is required, but space is limited to ten students from age 8-14 years.

The Play's the Thing

Theater Masks with Top Hat
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, January 12
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Children ages 5-15: Want to find a new creative outlet? Guests from the Terre Haute Children's Theater will be here to teach the tricks of the trade in various aspects of theater. Call 812-235-2121 for more information

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