Come Visit the West Branch Library

Located next to the West Terre Haute Community Center, the West Branch Library is a single-level building with ease of access for all customers. The West Branch Library 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 Library can use their library card to place holds on items from either the Main Branch of West Branch Library to pickup at their convenience. Patrons can also check out an iPad Air.

West Branch Library 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 Library

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

Maker Hour

Colorful Plastic Parts
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, January 27 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
All Ages: Utilize the Maker Cart to create the suggested project. Or, take elements from the cart and design your own.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, January 30 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Adults: Enjoy refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo every week. Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!" All levels of experience welcome. Cards and number markers will be provided.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, January 31 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 can participate with their children during storytime.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, February 6 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Adults: Enjoy refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo every week. Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!" All levels of experience welcome. Cards and number markers will be provided.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, February 7 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 can participate with their children during storytime.

Design Your Own 3D Print

People Using a Laptop Behind a 3D Printer
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, February 10 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Use tinkercad.com, a free online tool that lets users create basic designs that can be downloaded and formatted for use on the 3D printers. You will need to bring an email address to sign up for tinkercad.com.

Read to Rover

Girl Reading to Small Dog
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, February 12 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
All Ages: Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in which kids of any reading level can practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the Library. To reserve a time slot at West Branch Library, call 812.235.2121.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, February 13 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Adults: Enjoy refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo every week. Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!" All levels of experience welcome. Cards and number markers will be provided.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, February 14 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 can participate with their children during storytime.

Books vs. Big Screen: Date Night

Poster: Aladdin
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, February 14 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Visit the Library this Valentine's Day for a special after-hours night out. Enjoy pizza while watching Aladdin, the classic Arabian fable of a young street rat who befriends a Genie and wins the heart of a princess. If you're interested, stay after the movie for a short discussion of the film and how it relates to the oral traditions of Arabian folklore.

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