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
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Hours:

  • Monday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Closed Saturdays & Sundays

West Terre Haute Information

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Tuesday, February 19 10:00 am to 12:00 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.

Pizza Creations

Pepperoni Pizza
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, February 20 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Beat the February chill with some delicious homemade pizza. Sharon and Hannah will guide children in making pizza from scratch - including the dough! Please include any allergy information or restrictions at the time of registration.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, February 21 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.

Book Chat

Cover: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, February 21 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hazel Lancaster is 16 and has been living with cancer for 3 years. She reluctantly joins a support group and meets Augustus, a teen boy dealing with his own cancer and recovery. The two make a connection over their similar acerbic wit and love of books. When presented with the opportunity to meet their favorite author, Hazel and Gus embark on a roller coaster adventure of love and joy, heartbreak and sadness. The Fault in Our Stars is a new YA classic by John Green.

Ready to Read Storytime

Children Climbing a Pile of Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, February 22 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.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, February 28 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.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 1 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.

Ink Tile Art

Various Colors of Ink Running Into Each Other
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, March 5 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
All ages. Using alcohol ink, paint designs on ceramic tiles.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, March 6 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from March through May.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 8 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.

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