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

Book Chat

Cover: Where Did You Go, Bernadetta? by Maria Semple
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, April 19 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette? follows Bernadette Fox: fearlessly opinionated, revolutionary architect, notorious to Seattle's upper-crust society, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.Then Bernadette disappears, prior to a promised family trip to Antarctica. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, and secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world. 

Friends of the Library Book Sale at West Branch

Books in Red Basket
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Saturday, April 21 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Shop from a selection of items: Books, movies, music and more.  The average book price is just $1.00.  Proceeds raised at the monthly book sales help provide funding for Library programs and services.This is a special Saturday opening at the West Branch.  All regular Library services will be available between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM while the book sale is going on.  Don't miss this Saturday opportunity to pick up holds, browse books and movies or use the computers.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 24 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.

After School Reading Club

Cover: Nevermoor by Townsend
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 24 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.  

Money Smart Week: Using Excel to Manage Money

Illustration of Laptop with Financial Information
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, April 25 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Master your personal finances during Money Smart Week.  View real examples of how others use Excel to manage money and practice creating your own budgeting tool.   You will even find out about other technology-based options to help with your budget.  Learn more about Money Smart Week at moneysmartweek.org.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, April 26 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.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 3 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.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Illustration of Panic Attacks
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, May 4 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Be prepared to help a youth with a mental health issue before it becomes a crisis.  This class is made available through Hamilton Center and 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.

Just Weave It! Beginner Basket Weaving

Woven Baskets
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 9 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn basic basket weaving skills and take home your own basket.  Arlene Jennings from Woven Wonders will teach a basic Candle or Pencil Basket (7 inches tall with 4 inch wooden base).   Students will learn to weave a continuous twill weave, triple twine and finish with a matchstick rim.  Great for a beginning adult weaver.  All supplies are provided and free to those who register.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 10 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.

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