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

Baby Signs: Sign, Say and Play

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Tuesday, October 10 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 6-18 Months and Caregivers:  Baby signs helps infants too young to speak learn how to communicate their wants, needs and special requests using sign language.  This series of six classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, dressing, the park and pets through songs, books and activities.  Classes continue into October.  Registration is limited to six families.

Becoming Frankenstein! And Other Monsters

Little Girl with Tiger Face Paint
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, October 10 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
What would you look like as a monster? FunDazzlers will help you find out! Transform through the magic of face painting and learn some tips and tricks for your own costuming needs.

Self Defense for Youth

Kung Fu Student and Instructor
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 11 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 8 & Up: No one wants to have to defend themself from an attacker.  But, if the situation arises, quality training is key.  Teacher Jason Yost of Yost Wing Chun Kung-fu Academy will teach an introductory, four session self-defense course focused on learning how to be aware of your surroundings, how to develop and use energy efficiently and effectively and how to develop the confidence to defend yourself from anything seeking to do you harm.  Please wear comfortable clothing and any protective gear you may have.  Classes continue into October.  Please plan to attend all four sessions.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, October 12 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Bingo Bunch meets weekly at the West Branch Library.  Enjoy light 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 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.

Putt-Putt Golf Classic

Golf Ball in Hole
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, October 13 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Looking for some playful competition?  This afternoon brings a fun and laid-back event with music and mini-golf.  Our amazing indoor 9-hole mini-golf course was designed by West Terre Haute High School students for everyone to enjoy. 

Cooking With Clabber Girl

Knife and Fork on Plate with Fall Foods
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, October 16 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Clabber Girl leads the way in local recipe creations. Gain the experience of an executive chef while cooking up a fall/holiday treat.  Learn technique to make your baking a perfect rise every time.  Each participant will make and take their own final product. 

Baby Signs: Sign, Say and Play

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Tuesday, October 17 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 6-18 Months and Caregivers:  Baby signs helps infants too young to speak learn how to communicate their wants, needs and special requests using sign language.  This series of six classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, dressing, the park and pets through songs, books and activities.  Classes continue into October.  Registration is limited to six families.

Creative Builders - Express Yourself

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 17 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Use your own creative building skills with "Art Cart" materials and your imagination.  Then listen to the expressive storytelling of Mr. Jamie Young.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Colorful Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 18 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The West Vigo Guitar Club is an opportunity for students to learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm, and chords.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.  Registration required.

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