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

Ready to Read Storytime

Illustration of Three Children with Stack of Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, July 13 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.

iPad Basics

Senior Using iPad
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, July 16 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Want to learn more about the basics of using your iPad or how to download free ebooks from the Library? Bring your Apple ID and password to learn Settings, Safari and the App Store.  You will also learn Libby, the Library's ebook checkout app.  Limited iPads will be available for those who want to learn about an iPad, but have not yet purchased one.

Nutrition Rocks with Purdue Extension

A Healthy Lunch
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 17 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Ages 5-8: Facts, food and physical activity.  Rock through this nutrition program with fun stories and movement both inside and out, weather permitting.

What's that sound? Rocket

Illustration of Young Boy Thinking About a Rocket and Dinosaur
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, July 19 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Summer Lego Duplo classes rock at your library!Songs, games and creative play are part of each Lego Duplo class and allow for positive social interaction between children.  Enjoy Mommy & Me / Daddy & Me BRICKS 4 KIDZ® classes this summer which focus on sounds. 

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, July 19 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.

Ready to Read Outdoor Storytime

Blue Monster with Glasses Reading Outside
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Friday, July 20 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Explore some of the great outdoors in West Branch's Nature Explore Classroom while listening, singing and playing. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this special outdoor storytime.

Watch This! West Peter Rabbit

Poster: Peter Rabbit
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Monday, July 23 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Peter Rabbit and his three sisters enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden. When one of McGregor's relatives suddenly moves in, he's less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter.  Based on the beloved books by Beatrix Potter.  Refreshments will be served.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 24 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.

Summer Rocks! Scavenger Hunt

Illustration of Magnifying Glass Over an X on a Map
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Tuesday, July 24 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Get outside and start digging - rocks and minerals are waiting to be discovered. Kids will be introduced to rocks and minerals common to the area, then will go on a scavenger hunt to find them!

BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Dancer

Illustration of Close Up of Ballerina's Feet While En Pointe
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Wednesday, July 25 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 6-15: There is more to a pirouette than meets the eye.  Explore the origins and health benefits of dance, build an engaging little dancer and learn the physics behind the famous spin.

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