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
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Hours:

  • Monday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Closed Saturdays & Sundays

West Terre Haute Information

Special Event Ready to Read Preschool Hour

Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 16 10:30 am to 11:30 am
"Ready to Read" Preschool HourDuring this special Preschool Hour at West Branch, children will sing along to music, move their bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories, participate in playtime, and enjoy a snack of juice and cookies or crackers. Parents and caregivers are invited to join Ms. Sharon for this special event at no charge.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Wednesday, March 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.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, March 21 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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 March and April.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Ready to Read Storytime

Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 23 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive storytime from 10:30am to 11:00am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 11:00am to 11:30am.

West Branch Spring Break

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West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Monday, March 26 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Spring Break activities from 1-4pm:  Connect your artwork to a sound station using Makey Makeys and learn to make videos using the green screen on the Ipads.Create family portraitsBring your preschooler for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play.Learn to play Chess including skills, board setup, names and directions for pieces and defending your King.  If you already have the basics down, come and challenge others.  A variety of other board games will also be on hand for group fun.Play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  All ages welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.  

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, March 27 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.

West Branch Spring Break

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West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, March 27 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Spring Break activities from 1-4pm:  Paint your own canvas with step by step instruction.  All supplies will be provided and each child will get to take home their very own painting.Origami Ages 0-5: Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.Work with a team of four or fewer to figure out the clues and conquer our Escape Room! Each team will get 25 minutes. Show off your singing and thinking skills with karaoke and trivia. Putt-Putt for all ages (weather permitting)   

West Branch Spring Break

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West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Wednesday, March 28 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Spring Break activities from 1-4pm: Robotics - Sphero SPRK+ Spark your imagination by controlling a robotic device (a Sphero SPRK) with code you create - no experience necessary.Soap making:  Customize your own melt-and-pour soaps with colors, scents, and more. No lye handling required. Materials will be provided.Stuffed animal sleepover:  Bring your favorite stuffed pal to the library. After some storytime fun, say goodbye and goodnight as your stuffed buddy stays behind for an overnight library party.  When you come back to the library the next day your favorite stuffed friend will share pictures of their overnight adventure.Ready to Read Storytime - Ages 0-5: Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive storytime.Letter WritingTerre Haute Rocks: Create art by painting rocks to hide/gift in the community to brighten someone's day.  The goal is to encourage art, creativity and community.Bricks4Kidz:  Learn, build and play with Christy Vesci, Director of Bricks4Kids.  You will explore hands-on engineering fundamentals as you build motorized models using LEGO Bricks.  

West Branch Spring Break

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West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, March 29 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Spring Break activities from 1-4pm: The Sisters of Providence bring the White Violet Farm Alpacas to visit the library in West Terre Haute.  Learn about the personality of these animals, how their fiber is used, what they eat and other fun facts about Alpacas. Balloon Twisting by Fundazzlers:  Balloon artists will be on hand to make a custom balloon creation for each guest.   Make rice balls in the West Branch Kitchen Mysteries of Jason:  Finish up Spring Break with magic, wonder and illusion.  Get ready to be amazed by the performing arts of Jason during this family friendly show    

After School Reading Club

Cover: Nevermoor by Townsend
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 3 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ages 8-12: Morrigan Crow is cursed and doomed to die on her eleventh birthday -- until Jupiter North whisks her away to the magical city of Nevermoor.  Follow Morrigan's adventure as she tries to remain in Nevermoor every week in April with a librarian.  You can join the discussion about the topics, themes and characters in the book or draw and doodle as you listen to the story.  

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