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

Sign Up for an Email Address

Email with @ and Symbols of Conversation
West Branch
Thursday, September 15
10:00 am to 10:30 am
This 30 minute session will help you sign up for an email address with Gmail. Please bring your cell phone with you.

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, September 15
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.

Cooking For Kids

Knife and Cutting Board with Chopped Vegetables
West Branch
West Branch Kitchen
Thursday, September 15
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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.

S.T.E.A.M Storytime

Illustration of Beaker
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, September 20
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 20
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:  Create cup cartoons

Homeschool Science with Marie

Beakers with Colorful Liquid
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Wednesday, September 21
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.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Thursday, September 22
11:00 am to 1:00 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.

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, September 22
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.

Intro to Chess - Every game has a story

Knight, Queen and Rook Chess Pieces
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, September 22
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Every game of Chess has its own story.  The aim of the game is to use your army to capture the enemy king.  Learn board set up, names and directions for how pieces move, and defending your King.  Already know how to play?  Come and challenge others.

Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 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 at11:00.

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