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

Backyard Astronomy

Telescope Against Night Sky
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, June 21 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Make your own working astronomy equipment using readily available materials and easy instructions. 

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Monday, June 24 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 25 11:00 am to 11:30 am
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.

Blast Off With Bloxels

Pixel Art Rocket
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 25 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Create your own video game that is out of this world! Learn to design characters, enemies, and levels using the Bloxels game board and app.

Community Teaching Kitchen

Woman Cutting Up Vegetables
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 26 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jay from Purdue Extension will be teaching participants how to cook up healthy and low-cost meals in the West Branch kitchen. Come learn and eat in this 3-part series. Please register by calling the Purdue Extension office at 812-462-3371.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, June 28 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.

Read to Rover

Dog in Space Suit Chasing Bone in Space
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 3 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will be at the West Branch to provide a relaxed, fun atmosphere for kids of any reading level to practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material, or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the library. Call 812-235-2121 to sign up for a time.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, July 5 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.

Stomp Rockets

Rocket in Clouds Against Night Sky
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Tuesday, July 9 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Make your own air powered paper rocket and launcher. Test out how the design of your rocket's fins impact the flight trajectory. Learn about force, trajectory, and other engineering concepts.

Read to Rover

Dog in Space Suit Chasing Bone in Space
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 10 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will be at the West Branch to provide a relaxed, fun atmosphere for kids of any reading level to practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material, or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the library. Call 812-235-2121 to sign up for a time.

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