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

Welcome to the Web

Hands on Keyboard
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, July 15 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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Readers' Theatre

Two Children Acting Like Monsters
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, July 16 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ages 10 and up: Learn the basic elements of theatre in a fun and relaxed setting.  Readers' Theatre requires no props or memorization and is perfect for kids who want to get a feel for performance. Week 1 will involve choosing 2-3 short scripts and assigning parts - every child will have the opportunity to perform. Friends and family are invited for a performance at the end of Week 2.

Read to Rover

Dog in Space Suit Chasing Bone in Space
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 17 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will be at the West Branch to provide a relaxed, fun atmosphere for kids of any reading level to practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material, or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the library. Call 812-235-2121 to sign up for a time.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, July 18 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

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, July 19 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your 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 storytime.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 23 11:00 am to 11:30 am
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.

Readers' Theatre

Two Children Acting Like Monsters
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, July 23 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ages 10 and up: Learn the basic elements of theatre in a fun and relaxed setting.  Readers' Theatre requires no props or memorization and is perfect for kids who want to get a feel for performance. Week 1 will involve choosing 2-3 short scripts and assigning parts - every child will have the opportunity to perform. Friends and family are invited for a performance at the end of Week 2.

Read to Rover

Dog in Space Suit Chasing Bone in Space
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 24 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will be at the West Branch to provide a relaxed, fun atmosphere for kids of any reading level to practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material, or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the library. Call 812-235-2121 to sign up for a time.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, July 25 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

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, July 26 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your 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 storytime.

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