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

West Branch Spring Break

Red Butterfly Over Grass and Flowers
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, March 28
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Take a break right here at the West Branch with four fun-filled afternoons.  Spring Break in West Terre Haute comes to the community through a partnership with Hamilton Center, Purdue Extension, VCPL Youth Services and Tech Team Departments and other special guests.  Tuesday:  Author Susan Rozgony and her dog Preston, followed by Bricks4kidzPrograms will run Monday through Thursday from 1PM-4PM each day and registration is required.  Parental involvement and participation are encouraged at all young peoples' events and programs.  Refreshments will be served.

West Branch Spring Break

Red Butterfly Over Grass and Flowers
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Wednesday, March 29
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Take a break right here at the West Branch with four fun-filled afternoons.  Spring Break in West Terre Haute comes to the community through a partnership with Hamilton Center, the VCPL Youth Services and Tech Team departments plus other special guests. Wednesday:  VCPL Tech Team teaches 3D printing and more activities with Purdue ExtensionPrograms will run Monday through Thursday from 1PM-4PM each day and registration is required.  Parental involvement and participation are encouraged at all young peoples' events and programs.  Refreshments will be served.

West Branch Spring Break

Butterfly
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, March 30
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Take a break right here at the West Branch with four fun-filled afternoons.  Spring Break in West Terre Haute comes to the community through a partnership with Hamilton Center, Purdue Extension, the VCPL Youth Services and Tech Team departments plus other special guests.  Thursday:  Create real pancakes with the VCPL PancakeBot and explore other Tech Team activitiesPrograms will run Monday through Thursday from 1PM-4PM each day and registration is required.  Parental involvement and participation are encouraged at all young peoples' events and programs.  Refreshments will be served.

Nature Tales

Children Reading in the Grass
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Tuesday, April 4
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Take a break from your busy day for a nature themed program.  Create a fun, easy craft to take home.  Program presented by Amber from the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department.  Please call to register 812-462-3392 or by messaging Amber.Slaughterbeck@VigoCounty.IN.Gov

Baking w/ Clabber Girl

Baking Ingredients and Tools for Cherry Pie
West Branch
West Branch Kitchen
Wednesday, April 12
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Stretch your pie making abilities and learn from a pro. An executive chef from Clabber Girl will demonstrate making a pie while program attendees will get a chance to make their own mini pie. Call 812-235-2121 for more information.

Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 25
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.

Creative Builders

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 25
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The VCPL Tech Team will make your afternoon spark with switches, IPads, Sphero and 3D art.  Stop by this hour for new Techy ideas!

Just Weave it! Beginner Candle Basket

Woven Baskets
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, April 26
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn basic basket weaving skills with Arlene Jennings from Woven Wonders and take home your own basket.  All supplies are provided and free to those who register.

Nature Tales

Children Reading in the Grass
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, May 2
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Take a break from your busy day for a nature themed program.  Create a fun, easy craft to take home.  Program presented by Amber from the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department.  Please call to register 812-462-3392 or by messaging Amber.Slaughterbeck@VigoCounty.IN.Gov

Plug into Nature

Children Playing on Grass
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, May 9
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Unplug your devices and plug into nature. Rain or shine, play outdoors at the West Branch Nature Explore Classroom with the Vigo County Public Library and Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department in fun filled nature themed activities.  Register with Amber Slaughterbeck at 812-462-3392 or by messaging Amber.Slaughterbeck@VigoCounty.IN.Gov

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