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

Enter the World of Chess

Knight, Queen and Rook Chess Pieces
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 12 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.

Pallets and Punch

Abstract Painting
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Wednesday, July 12 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Paint your own world with step by step instruction from Alisha Clinkenbeard of Canvas Precision while enjoying punch and simple hors d'oeuvres.  Registration is required. Please call 812-235-2121 for additional information.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Wednesday, July 19 4:00 pm to 6:00 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 - Beauty and the Beast

Poster: Beauty and the Beast
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Wednesday, July 19 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
A live-action adaptation of the beloved Disney classic! In order to save her father, bookish and headstrong Belle agrees to become the prisoner of the mysterious Beast in his enchanted castle. During her stay, Belle befriends the castle's quirky inhabitants and learns to see beyond her captor's rough exterior. Things get complicated when Gaston, Belle's repugnant suitor, decides to "save" her from the Beast. Rated PG for fantasy violence. Running time 129 minutes. Refreshments will be served.

Watch This! West - Power Rangers

Poster: Power Rangers
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Monday, July 24 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they must overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and mild language. Running time 121 minutes. Refreshments will be served. 

Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 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.

"Band" Together with the Max Power Trio

Colorful Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Wednesday, July 26 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
"Band" together in West Terre Haute as we build a better community with the power of music.  Max Power Trio plays a mix of blues and classic rock appealing to all ages.  Take time this summer to build relationships sharing fun at this outdoor musical event.Refreshments will be served.

Holiday Closing

Happy Labor Day, Stars and Stripes
Main Library, West Branch
Sunday, September 3 (All day)
All Vigo County Public Library Locations will be closed for the holiday.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, October 6 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children 0-5 and their families are invited to enjoy a 30-minute interactive storytime, followed by an optional 30-minute activity and playtime. Registration is not required. Please call 812-232-2121 for more information.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, October 13 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Children 0-5 and their families are invited to enjoy a 30-minute interactive storytime, followed by an optional 30-minute activity and playtime. Registration is not required. Please call 812-232-2121 for more information.

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