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

S.T.E.A.M Storytime

Illustration of Beaker
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, April 29
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Children ages 2-5 and their caregiver(s) can come ready to learn and explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through engaging stories, songs, and activities.

Internet Safety: Privacy & Passwords

Laptop with Shield and Padlock
West Branch
Tuesday, May 3
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Privacy techniques, choosing better passwords, and avoiding scam emails will be discussed.  Please be familiar with using the internet.  This class is held as part of American Library Association's Choose Privacy Week.

Facebook 101

Facebook Logo
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Monday, May 9
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Learn how to sign up for an account, navigate the website, and how to update your status.  Bring your email address with you.  Please be familiar with the skills from the internet classes.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Wednesday, May 11
3:00 pm to 5:00 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.

Nature Tales

Children Reading in the Grass
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 11
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Take a break from your busy day for a nature themed storytime. Create a fun, easy craft to take home.  Program presented by Amber from the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department. Please call to register 812-462-3392

After School Fun Zone

Brightly Colored Building Blocks
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 12
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Students in grades K-12 can drop in any time from 3-4:30 for games, activities, and more.

Word 1

Microsoft Word Logo
West Branch
Tuesday, May 17
10:00 am to 11:00 am
This beginning class covers creating and saving documents and includes working with text and spell checking in Microsoft Word 2010.  Please be familiar with a computer keyboard and possess basic typing skills.

Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial Discussion

Silhouette of Geese Migrating
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Wednesday, May 18
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Migratory birds add beauty, sound and color to our natural world.  Join Vigo County Parks & Recreation Department's Naturalist, Amber Slaughterbeck, to learn about the Migratory Bird Treaty, signed August 16th, 1916.  Discussion will include Centennial goals and partnerships, as well as opportunities for engagement in conversation.  Registration required by 5/17/16.  All Ages Free!

Endangered Species Storytime & Movie

Illustration of Tiger
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, May 19
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Endangered species need your help! Gather around for storytime with Naturalist Amber Slaughterbeck, create endangered species masks, and watch a short movie to learn the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions you can take to help protect wildlife.  All Ages Free!  Please call to register 812-462-3392 or 812-235-2121.  

Staff Institute Closing

Business People Gathered Around a Table
Main Library, West Branch
Friday, May 20 (All day)
All Vigo County Public Library Locations will be closed for the VCPL Staff Institute.

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