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

Nature Tales

Children Reading in the Grass
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, May 2 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Take a break from your busy day for a nature themed program.  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 or by messaging Amber.Slaughterbeck@VigoCounty.IN.Gov

Intro. to Baby Signs

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, May 8 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language.  This three week introductory class will give you a taste of using sign language with your baby.  This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.  Also, enjoy free pizza at 5:30pm before the class starts at 6pm.

Plug into Nature

Children Playing on Grass
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, May 9 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Unplug your devices and plug into nature. Rain or shine, play outdoors at the West Branch Nature Explore Classroom with the Vigo County Public Library and Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department in fun filled nature themed activities.  Register with Amber Slaughterbeck at 812-462-3392 or by messaging Amber.Slaughterbeck@VigoCounty.IN.Gov

Watch This! West - A Dog's Purpose

Poster: A Dog's Purpose
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, May 11 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
This dramedy follows a dog as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners.  Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962.Rated PG100 minutesRefreshments will be served.

Intro. to Baby Signs

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, May 15 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language.  This three week introductory class will give you a taste of using sign language with your baby.  This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.  Also, enjoy free pizza at 5:30pm before the class starts at 6pm.

Intro. to Baby Signs

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, May 22 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language.  This three week introductory class will give you a taste of using sign language with your baby.  This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.  Also, enjoy free pizza at 5:30pm before the class starts at 6pm.

Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, May 23 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-5 at 11:00.

Build With Me

Train Made from Building Blocks In Front of Chalkboard
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, June 8 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me BRICKS 4 KIDZ® class brings building with LEGO® Duplo. Each class will introduce your child to stories, building, games and creative play while enjoying positive social interaction.

Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe

Sun with Inner Planets
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, June 8 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kevin Manning, an astronomer and consultant for NASA will guide us through the smallest and largest destinations in our universe. We will also go outdoors to view celestial objects through a powerful telescope.

Outdoor Explorers

Children Forming Pyramid Outside
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Monday, June 12 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Learn awesome skills to become a Botanist on Tuesday, Gardener on Wednesday, Forester on Thursday and Zoologist on Friday during this weeklong adventure with the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department. Earn a patch at the completion of each skill. Choose one skill or complete them all. Orientation Day, Monday, June 12th, required for participation. Explorers will hike to Wabashiki Wetlands on Friday, June 16th with a VCPRD Naturalist. Participants must wear comfortable shoes and play clothes all week. Sunscreen, hats and insect spray are suggested for outdoor play. Call 812-462-3392 to register.

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