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

Special Event Ready to Read Preschool Hour

Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 16 10:30 am to 11:30 am
"Ready to Read" Preschool HourDuring this special Preschool Hour at West Branch, children will sing along to music, move their bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories, participate in playtime, and enjoy a snack of juice and cookies or crackers. Parents and caregivers are invited to join Ms. Sharon for this special event at no charge.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Wednesday, March 21 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Drop by with your tablet and learn how to borrow ebooks, movies, music & more.  Other basic tech questions can also be answered.  Staff cannot do repairs.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, March 21 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 in March and April.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Ready to Read Storytime

Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 23 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive storytime from 10:30am to 11:00am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 11:00am to 11:30am.

West Branch Spring Break

Scribbled Sun
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Monday, March 26 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 5-11: Get up and out this Spring Break. Paint, build and create, challenge your friends in mini-golf or test yourskill in the Escape room. Activities will vary every day.  Bring friends and family of all ages on Thursday to end thisexciting week with a touch of magic.  Parental involvement and participation are encouraged at all young peoples' events and programs    

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, March 27 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.

West Branch Spring Break

Scribbled Sun
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, March 27 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 5-11: Get up and out this Spring Break. Paint, build and create, challenge your friends in mini-golf or test yourskill in the Escape room. Activities will vary every day.  Bring friends and family of all ages on Thursday to end thisexciting week with a touch of magic.  Parental involvement and participation are encouraged at all young peoples' events and programs  

West Branch Spring Break

Scribbled Sun
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Wednesday, March 28 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 5-11: Get up and out this Spring Break. Paint, build and create, challenge your friends in mini-golf or test yourskill in the Escape room. Activities will vary every day.  Bring friends and family of all ages on Thursday to end thisexciting week with a touch of magic.  Parental involvement and participation are encouraged at all young peoples' events and programs  

West Branch Spring Break

Scribbled Sun
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, March 29 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 5-11: Get up and out this Spring Break. Paint, build and create, challenge your friends in mini-golf or test yourskill in the Escape room. Activities will vary every day.  Bring friends and family of all ages on Thursday to end thisexciting week with a touch of magic.  Parental involvement and participation are encouraged at all young peoples' events and programs  

After School Reading Club

Cover: Nevermoor by Townsend
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 3 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ages 8-12: Morrigan Crow is cursed and doomed to die on her eleventh birthday -- until Jupiter North whisks her away to the magical city of Nevermoor.  Follow Morrigan's adventure as she tries to remain in Nevermoor every week in April with a librarian.  You can join the discussion about the topics, themes and characters in the book or draw and doodle as you listen to the story.  

Pages