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

Halloween Costume Swap

Children Dressed as a Superhero, Princess and Ninja in Front of Fall Trees
West Branch
Thursday, October 13
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Save money and reduce waste at the West Branch Halloween Costume Swap.  Visit the branch October 11th through October 14th during normal operating hours to leave what you can and take what you need.  Costumes for all ages will be accepted and available to take with no charge.  Come be creative with random accessories and gently used outfits.  First come first serve.

Halloween Costume Swap

Children Dressed as a Superhero, Princess and Ninja in Front of Fall Trees
West Branch
Friday, October 14
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Save money and reduce waste at the West Branch Halloween Costume Swap.  Visit the branch October 11th through October 14th during normal operating hours to leave what you can and take what you need.  Costumes for all ages will be accepted and available to take with no charge.  Come be creative with random accessories and gently used outfits.  First come first serve.

Teen Murder Mystery

Masquerade Masks
West Branch
Friday, October 14
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Eat, drink, and make murder! At a Masquerade Ball hosted by a prominent citizen, you'll enjoy dinner, beverages, and investigate the crime of the year.  Registration is requested. This free after-hours event will be held at the West Terre Haute branch and will begin at 6 pm. Pick-up begins promptly at 8:30 pm.

Watch This! West

Poster: TMNT Out of the Shadows
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Monday, October 17
5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Out Of The Shadows rated PG-13When the evil Shredder creates his own mutants, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Turtles must team up with April O'Neil and Casey Jones to defend New York City from destruction in this sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

S.T.E.A.M Storytime

Illustration of Beaker
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, October 18
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Parents and caregivers bring your child ages 2-5 to join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Please call 235-2121 for additional information.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Tuesday, October 18
3:00 pm to 5:00 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.

Creative Builders

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 18
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Let your mind grow, create, and design.  Creative Builders presents a new opportunity each week to explore art and engineering in various formats.This week work on Fun Fall Creations.

Homeschool Science with Marie

Beakers with Colorful Liquid
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Wednesday, October 19
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Quality Science activities that make learning fun.  Experience a different Science lesson each week to enrich your own homeschool curriculum.  Register online or call the West Branch at 812-235-2121Please register each child separately and provide age.

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, October 20
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.

Face Painting Magic

Artist Painting Children's Faces
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, October 20
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Come ready to paint! Special guest, Fundazzlers, will be here to teach tips and tricks of Halloween makeup. Call 812-235-2121 for more information.

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