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

Outdoor Explorers

Children Forming Pyramid Outside
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Tuesday, June 13 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Learn awesome skills to become a Botanist on Tuesday, Gardener on Wednesday, Forester on Thursday and Zoologist on Friday during this weeklong adventure with the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department. Earn a patch at the completion of each skill. Choose one skill or complete them all. Orientation Day, Monday, June 12th, required for participation. Explorers will hike to Wabashiki Wetlands on Friday, June 16th with a VCPRD Naturalist. Participants must wear comfortable shoes and play clothes all week. Sunscreen, hats and insect spray are suggested for outdoor play. Call 812-462-3392 to register.

Outdoor Explorers

Children Forming Pyramid Outside
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Wednesday, June 14 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Learn awesome skills to become a Botanist on Tuesday, Gardener on Wednesday, Forester on Thursday and Zoologist on Friday during this weeklong adventure with the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department. Earn a patch at the completion of each skill. Choose one skill or complete them all. Orientation Day, Monday, June 12th, required for participation. Explorers will hike to Wabashiki Wetlands on Friday, June 16th with a VCPRD Naturalist. Participants must wear comfortable shoes and play clothes all week. Sunscreen, hats and insect spray are suggested for outdoor play. Call 812-462-3392 to register.

Outdoor Explorers

Children Forming Pyramid Outside
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Thursday, June 15 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Learn awesome skills to become a Botanist on Tuesday, Gardener on Wednesday, Forester on Thursday and Zoologist on Friday during this weeklong adventure with the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department. Earn a patch at the completion of each skill. Choose one skill or complete them all. Orientation Day, Monday, June 12th, required for participation. Explorers will hike to Wabashiki Wetlands on Friday, June 16th with a VCPRD Naturalist. Participants must wear comfortable shoes and play clothes all week. Sunscreen, hats and insect spray are suggested for outdoor play. Call 812-462-3392 to register.

Outdoor Explorers

Children Forming Pyramid Outside
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Friday, June 16 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Learn awesome skills to become a Botanist on Tuesday, Gardener on Wednesday, Forester on Thursday and Zoologist on Friday during this weeklong adventure with the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department. Earn a patch at the completion of each skill. Choose one skill or complete them all. Orientation Day, Monday, June 12th, required for participation. Explorers will hike to Wabashiki Wetlands on Friday, June 16th with a VCPRD Naturalist. Participants must wear comfortable shoes and play clothes all week. Sunscreen, hats and insect spray are suggested for outdoor play. Call 812-462-3392 to register.

Build a Better World with the Peyton Heart Project

Crocheted Heart
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, June 26 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join together on a mission of kindness.  This evening will introduce a Peyton Heart Project Ambassador who works to share the program bringing awareness to bullying, suicide and mental health issues.  Learn to make a variety of hearts with special messages that every life matters.  You will leave this program equipped to spread the message throughout your world.  Pizza will be served on the evenings of Monday June 26th and Monday July 10th.

Build With Me

Train Made from Building Blocks In Front of Chalkboard
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, July 6 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me BRICKS 4 KIDZ® class brings building with LEGO® Duplo. Each class will introduce your child to stories, building, games and creative play while enjoying positive social interaction.

Build your own pizza!

Two Pizzas
West Branch
West Branch Kitchen
Friday, July 7 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Knead your own dough and select just the right toppings to create your own personal pizza while learning about food safety and nutrition!

Build a Better World with the Peyton Heart Project

Crocheted Heart
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Monday, July 10 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join together on a mission of kindness.  This evening will introduce a Peyton Heart Project Ambassador who works to share the program bringing awareness to bullying, suicide and mental health issues.  Learn to make a variety of hearts with special messages that every life matters.  You will leave this program equipped to spread the message throughout your world.  Pizza will be served on the evenings of Monday June 26th and July 10th.

Build a Better World with the Peyton Heart Project

Crocheted Heart
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 11 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join together on a mission of kindness.  This program will introduce a Peyton Heart Project Ambassador who works to bring awareness to bullying, suicide and mental health issues.  Learn to make a variety of hearts with special messages that "every life matters" and spread the message in your community. 

Enter the World of Chess

Knight, Queen and Rook Chess Pieces
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 11 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Build your chess skills where the aim of the game is to use your army to capture the enemy King.  Learn board setup, names and directions for pieces and defending your King.  If you already have the basics down, come and challenge others.

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