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

Ready to Read Outdoor Storytime

Blue Monster with Glasses Reading Outside
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Friday, June 15 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Children will explore some of the great outdoors in West Branch's Nature Explore Classroom while listening, singing and playing. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate during this special outdoor storytime.

Let's Get Cooking with Purdue Extension

Young Girl in Chef's Hat Cracking an Egg Above a Bowl
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 19 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ages 10-12: Learn food safety, kitchen safety and kid-friendly recipes for appetizers, snacks, main dishes and beverages.  Each child who registers will receive a cookbook and a small kitchen gadget to take home.

Rock in the Library Karaoke

Illustration of Karaoke Machine with Microphone
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, June 19 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Ages 5 & Up: Are you ready to rock out at the Library? From old favorites to new hits, show off your vocal talents on the karaoke machine.

What's that sound? Hammer and nail

Illustration of Young Boy Thinking About a Rocket and Dinosaur
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, June 21 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Summer Lego Duplo classes rock at your library!Songs, games and creative play are part of each Lego Duplo class and allow for positive social interaction between children.  Enjoy Mommy & Me / Daddy & Me BRICKS 4 KIDZ® classes this summer which focus on sounds. 

Bingo Bunch

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

Ready to Read Storytime

Illustration of Three Children with Stack of Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, June 22 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5. Children will sing along to music, move their 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 fun and interactive storytime.

West Summer Celebration

Illustration of Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Saturday, June 23 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
All ages: Rock out with The Lemon Brothers Band and The Max Power Trio at this community summer block party with music, food, games and activities for all ages.  Attendees will receive one free Kona Ice.  Additional food will be available for purchase from various local food vendors.  West Branch will be open for all regular services from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

West Gamers' Alliance

Girl with Video Game Controller
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Monday, June 25 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ages 8-14: Join the West Gamers' Alliance to play video games - competitive and cooperative, old and new - and enjoy snacks while hanging out with friends.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 26 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.

Let's Get Cooking with Purdue Extension

Young Girl in Chef's Hat Cracking an Egg Above a Bowl
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 26 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ages 10-12: Learn food safety, kitchen safety and kid-friendly recipes for appetizers, snacks, main dishes and beverages.  Each child who registers will receive a cookbook and a small kitchen gadget to take home.

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