Come Visit the West Branch Library

Located next to the West Terre Haute Community Center, the West Branch Library is a single-level building with ease of access for all customers. The West Branch Library 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 Library can use their library card to place holds on items from either the Main Branch of West Branch Library to pickup at their convenience. Patrons can also check out an iPad Air.

West Branch Library 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 Library

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

Community Teaching Kitchen

Woman Cutting Up Vegetables
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 26 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jay from Purdue Extension will be teaching participants how to cook healthy and low-cost meals in the West Branch Library kitchen. Come learn and eat in this three-part series. Please register by calling the Purdue Extension office at 812.462.3371.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, June 28 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.

Read to Rover

Dog in Space Suit Chasing Bone in Space
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 3 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in which kids of any reading level can practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the Library. Call 812-235-2121 to reserve a time slot.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, July 5 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.

Watch This! West The Lego Movie 2

Poster: The Lego Movie 2
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Monday, July 8 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
At the end of The Lego Movie, the Lego characters' world was invaded by Duplo figures. Now the Duplo invasion continues, as these strange alien creations smash their way through Bricksburg, making it impossible for the citizens to rebuild. It's up to Emmet and his friends to figure out what the things from Planet Duplo want, and how to stop them. Can they find common ground, or does it have to be all-out war?

Stomp Rockets

Rocket in Clouds Against Night Sky
West Branch Library
West Branch Shelter
Tuesday, July 9 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 9-15: Make your own air-powered paper rocket and launcher. Discover how the design of your rocket's fins impact the flight trajectory. Learn about force, trajectory and other engineering concepts.

Read to Rover

Dog in Space Suit Chasing Bone in Space
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 10 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in which kids of any reading level can practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the Library. Call 812-235-2121 to reserve a time slot.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, July 11 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Enjoy refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo every week. Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!" All levels of experience welcome. Cards and number markers will be provided.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, July 12 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.

Welcome to the Web

Hands on Keyboard
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, July 15 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
You've heard of Google, but what do you do with it? Learn basic search techniques and how to navigate your favorite websites.  Please be familiar with using a mouse.

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