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

Watch this! West Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Poster: Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, October 5 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
A down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors, led by his old nemesis, the evil Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong British naval man.  Refreshments will be served.

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, October 6 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive storytime from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am.

Intermediate Internet

Magnifying Glass over the word Internet
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, October 9 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Search the internet more efficiently.  Learn how to use different search engines, search terms, browser tabs and bookmarks.  Please be familiar with the skills from Introduction to the Internet.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Tuesday, October 10 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Browse various tablets, get questions about your own device answered or learn more about ebooks, streaming video and online classes.

Baby Signs: Sign, Say and Play

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Tuesday, October 10 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 6-18 Months and Caregivers:  Baby signs helps infants too young to speak learn how to communicate their wants, needs and special requests using sign language.  This series of six classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, dressing, the park and pets through songs, books and activities.  Classes continue into October.  Registration is limited to six families.

Becoming Frankenstein's Monster and Other Face Painting with Fundazzlers

Illustration of Frankenstein's Monster
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, October 10 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Ages 8 and Up:  What would you look like as a monster?  Find out with help from FunDazzlers.  Transform through the magic of face painting and learn some tips and tricks for your own costuming needs.

Self Defense for Youth

Kung Fu Student and Instructor
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 11 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 8 & Up: No one wants to have to defend themself from an attacker.  But, if the situation arises, quality training is key.  Teacher Jason Yost of Yost Wing Chun Kung-fu Academy will teach an introductory, four session self-defense course focused on learning how to be aware of your surroundings, how to develop and use energy efficiently and effectively and how to develop the confidence to defend yourself from anything seeking to do you harm.  Please wear comfortable clothing and any protective gear you may have.  Classes continue into October.  Please plan to attend all four sessions.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, October 12 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Bingo Bunch meets weekly at the West Branch Library.  Enjoy light 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 Reading
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, October 13 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive storytime from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am.

Putt-Putt Golf Classic

Golf Ball in Hole
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, October 13 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
All ages: Looking for some playful competition?  Spend the afternoon enjoying music and mini-golf with our amazing indoor 9-hole mini-golf course, designed by West Terre Haute High School students.

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