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.

West Branch offers programs for all ages, including family movies, storytimes 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
  • Graphic Novels for All Ages

For Children

  • Two AWE ELF Stations
  • Juvenile Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Picture Books
  • Board Books
  • Board Games, Puzzles, LEGO and K'nex
  • LaunchPads

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

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Tuesday, May 7 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Drop by with your tablet to learn how to borrow ebooks, movies, music and more or to get answers to other basic tech questions.  Staff cannot do repairs.

Popped Bubble Art

Girl Blowing Bubbles
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Tuesday, May 7 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Create beautiful abstract art with colored bubble solution. Blow bubbles, use drips and drops, and see what appears.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, May 9 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Enjoy refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!"  All levels of experience welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.

Create using Canva.com

Laptop with Graphic Design Tools
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, May 13 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Create beautiful flyers, social media posts and more using this free online resource.  You will need to bring your email address to sign up for this website.

Paper Marbling

Blue Marbling
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 15 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Create colorful designs using a centuries-old technique of floating ink on water and then "printing" the designs onto paper. Recreate common patterns from the time of hand-made books, or freestyle your design to make a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, May 16 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Enjoy refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!"  All levels of experience welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.

Book Chat

Cover: Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, May 16 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Doomed to die on her eleventh birthday, she is instead whisked away to the magical city of Nevermoor by the eccentric and enigmatic Jupiter North. There, she is to compete for the chance to join The Wundrous Society, an elite magical organization. Morrigan has just one obstacle - as far as she knows, she's not magical in the slightest. Nevertheless, she will have to complete the Trials or risk being sent back to confront her deadly fate. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is Jennifer Townsend's debut novel.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, May 17 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this storytime.

Watch This! West Mortal Engines

Poster: Mortal Engines
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, May 21 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hundreds of years after a cataclysmic event known as The Sixty Minute War, humanity has regrouped into mobile societies - cities on wheels that consume each other for survival. Hester Shaw, a disfigured young woman with a mysterious past, is on a mission to bring down London, the largest and most dangerous of the predator cities. Her unlikely allies include a young historian and the leader of an underground resistance group, both with motives of their own. Based on the epic YA quartet by author Phillip Reeve.

Experience Virtual Reality at West

Woman Wearing VR Headset
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 22 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 12 and Up: Test drive the HTC Vive virtual reality headset by immersing yourself in a 3D environment. Play a game or visit a faraway destination. 

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