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

Painting with Nicole

Girl with Paint on Her Face, Clothes and Hand
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, December 18 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Paint a masterpiece with Nicole. Follow along step by step as she shows you painting techniques.  Each child will take home their own painting.

Book Chat

Cover: The Night Circus
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, December 20 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce duel between two young magicians is underway: Only one can be left standing. The two soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, performers and patrons, hanging in the balance.The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is a lyrical book full of wonder.

Holiday Karaoke

Microphone Wearing a Santa Hat
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, December 21 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Celebrate the sounds of the season and sing your heart out at karaoke.

Watch This! West Incredibles 1&2

Poster: Incredibles 2
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, December 27 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Incredibles 1&2 double feature! The Incredibles, a family of superheroes trying to live a quiet suburban life after superheroes are deemed illegal, are forced into action to save the world. In the highly anticipated sequel, Helen (Elastigirl) is chosen to pull off a publicity stunt in an effort to reinstate the public's trust in superheroes, while her husband Bob (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for their kids, Violet, Dash and Jack-JackBoth movies rated PG. Pizza and snacks provided.

West Gamers' Alliance

Girl Playing Video Game
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, January 3 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Test your gaming skills on West's game systems. Challenge your friends to Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and more. Or, play cooperatively towards a common goal.

Soapworks

Removing Soap from a Mold
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, January 9 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Craft and customize handmade soaps. Follow along with Sharon and add scents, glitter, and more. Supplies will be provided.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, January 10 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.

Watch This! West Smallfoot

Poster: Smallfoot
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, January 11 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Bigfoot legend is turned upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist-a human. News of this "smallfoot" throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village. Smallfoot is an all new animated story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. Rated PG. Refreshments will be served.

Job Searching Online

Laptop Open to Job Application
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, January 14 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Looking for a new job?  Learn how to use job search websites to expand your opportunities and how to upload your resume for prospective employers to view.

Sensory Snow Day

Snowman with Black Hat and Red Scarf
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, January 15 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Too cold to go outside? Did it not even snow at all? Make your own kinetic snow to build snowmen, snow castles, and more.

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