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

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Monday, August 29
4:00 pm to 6:00 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.

After School Funzone

Craft Supplies
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, September 1
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Children and teens come to relax afterschool with fun games, crafts, and activities. Please call (812)-235-2121 for additional information.

S.T.E.A.M Storytime

Illustration of Beaker
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, September 6
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Parents and caregivers bring your child ages 2-5 to join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Please call 235-2121 for additional information.

Creative Builders

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 6
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Let your mind grow, create, and design.  Creative Builders presents a new opportunity each week to explore art and engineering in various formats.Ceramics on September 6th - paint and build a ceramic ladybug magnet to take home.

Just Weave it! Beginner Market Basket

Woven Baskets
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, September 7
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Learn basic basket weaving skills with Arlene Jennings from Woven Wonders and take home your own basket.  Great for a beginning adult weaver.  All supplies are provided and free to those who register.

Watch This! West - The Jungle Book

Poster: The Jungle Book
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, September 8
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
The Jungle Book - After a threat from the tiger forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.  Rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril.

Using the Mouse & Keyboard

User Hand on Computer Mouse
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Monday, September 12
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
This hands-on class covers how to properly use a mouse and keyboard - essential computer skills. Perfect for individuals who are just starting to use a computer.

S.T.E.A.M Storytime

Illustration of Beaker
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, September 13
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Parents and caregivers bring your child ages 2-5 to join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Please call 235-2121 for additional information.

Creative Builders

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 13
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Let your mind grow, create, and design.  Creative Builders presents a new opportunity each week to explore art and engineering in various formats.This week:  Make and bake tasty dog treats.

Homeschool Science with Marie

Beakers with Colorful Liquid
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Wednesday, September 14
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Quality Science activities that make learning fun.  Experience a different Science lesson each week to enrich your own homeschool curriculum.  Register online or call the West Branch at 812-235-2121Please register each child separately and provide age.

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