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

West Branch Halloween Book Giveaway at the Westside Hometown Holiday Trunk or Treat

Little Girl Dressed As Butterfly
West Branch
Sunday, October 29 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
All ages: Fill your trick or treat bag at the Westside Hometown Holidays Trunk or Treat.  Enjoy activities in a safe environment after the Westside Hometown Holiday parade - and don't forget to stop by the Vigo County Public Library's trunk for a free book.  Books will be available while supplies last. 

West Vigo Guitar Club

Colorful Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, November 1 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 8-14:  Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction in October and November.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, November 2 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.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, November 3 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive storytime from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Tuesday, November 7 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 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Poster: Captain Underpants
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, November 7 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Fourth graders George and Harold, BFFs and A+ pranksters, are named as the culprits of a large prank. Under threat of being put into different classes, they hypnotize the cruel Principal Krupp into thinking he is a superhero created by the duo - the enthusiastic but not-too-bright Captain Underpants. Things get out of hand when a supervillain moves in and Captain Underpants decides to save the day. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG for mild crude humor. 

West Vigo Guitar Club

Colorful Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, November 8 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 8-14:  Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction in October and November.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, November 9 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 Room A
Friday, November 10 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.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, November 10 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive storytime from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am.

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