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

Watch This! West The Nightmare Before Christmas

Poster: The Nightmare Before Christmas
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, November 13 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
25 years ago Jack the Pumpkin King first reigned terror upon the world with his bizarre vision of Christmas. Bridge the gap between Halloween and the winter holidays with this Tim Burton classic.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, November 14 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from October through December.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Book Chat

Cover: Bird Box
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, November 15 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Something is out there that must not be seen. One glimpse, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she dreams of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the children are four, it's time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat - blindfolded. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them. but is it man, animal, or monster?Interweaving past and present, Bird Box by Josh Malerman is a snapshot of a world unraveled by terror.

Ready to Read Storytime

Children Reading on Stack of Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, November 16 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.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Tuesday, November 20 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drop by with your tablet to learn how to borrow ebooks, movies, music and more or to get answers to other basic tech questions.  Staff cannot do repairs.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Goose with Two Goslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, November 27 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.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, November 28 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from October through December.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Cuddle with a Canine

Girl Kissing and Hugging Dog
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, December 4 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Finnick, a certified therapy dog with Love on a Leash, will visit with his human Lauren to explain the types of care and responsibilities these furry friends provide.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, December 5 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from October through December.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Learn Code with Minecraft

Dirt and Grass Pixel Art
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, December 6 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Journey through Minecraft with hourofcode.org.Hour of Code is held each year during Computer Science Education Week.  For more information visit www.hourofcode.com.

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