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

Creative Builders - Obstacle Design

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 12 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Create tunnels, traps, and themes to add extra challenge and excitement each time you play a few rounds of putt-putt at the Library.  These obstacles will be interchangeable on our nine-hole mini golf course and will stay at the Library for future use.  

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, September 14 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.

West Gamers' Alliance

Young Girl Playing Video Game
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, September 14 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ages 8-15: Join the West Gamers' Alliance to play video games - competitive and cooperative, old and new - and enjoy snacks while hanging out with friends. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Illustration of Panic Attacks
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, September 15 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Be prepared to help a youth with a mental health issue before it becomes a crisis in this class taught by instructor Christina Crist, V.P./Executive Director of Team of Mercy, a non-profit organization in the Wabash Valley that assists survivors that have lost a loved one to suicide.  In this eight hour training session, you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health issue or crisis, what you can do to help a youth experiencing mental health issues and when to seek out professional assistance.  This class is not designed to teach the diagnosis of mental health issues.  Lunch for registered participants will be provided by the Library.

Baby Signs: Sign, Say and Play

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Tuesday, September 19 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.

Creative Builders - Express Yourself

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 19 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ages 8-15: Use your own creative building skills with Art Cart materials and your imagination.  Then listen to the expressive storytelling of Jamie Young.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Wednesday, September 20 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Various tablets are available for browsing and questions, or bring your own device to get your questions answered.  Information on ebooks, streaming video, and online classes are also provided.

Self Defense for Youth

Kung Fu Student and Instructor
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, September 20 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, September 21 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.

Book Chat

Cover: Accidentally Amish by Olivia Newport
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, September 21 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In Olivia Newport's Accidentally Amish, software creator Annie escapes her hectic life in Colorado Springs to live in the Amish community of the San Luis Valley. While there she learns of her own connections to the plain people and develops an attraction to reclusive cabinet maker Rufus. Book Chat is a librarian-led book club held on the third Thursday of the month.

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