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

Community Teaching Kitchen

Woman Cutting Up Vegetables
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, December 16 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Learn how to cook healthy and low-cost meals with Jay Christiansen of Purdue Extension in this 2-part series sponsored by United Way of the Wabash Valley. Please call the Purdue Extension office at 812.462.3371 to register.

Painting with Nicole

Young Girl Covered in Paint
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, December 17 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Ages 5-14: Paint a masterpiece with Nicole. Follow along step-by-step as she shows you painting techniques. Each child will take home their own painting.

Read to Rover

Girl Reading to Small Dog
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, December 19 3:30 pm to 5:30 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 at the Library. Call 812.235.2121 to reserve a time slot.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Two Cubs
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, December 20 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

Holiday Karaoke

Microphone Wearing a Santa Hat
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, December 20 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
All Ages: Grab your microphones and get ready to rock out for the holidays at West. Celebrate the sounds of the season, sing your heart out, and enjoy refreshments.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Two Cubs
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, December 27 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

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, January 3 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Listen to stories, sing and dance along to music, and get creative with crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers can participate with their children during storytime.

Read to Rover

Young Girl Reading with a Dog
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, January 8 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 0-18: 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. Call 812-235-2121 to reserve a time slot.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, January 9 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 10 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Listen to stories, sing and dance along to music, and get creative with crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers can participate with their children during storytime.

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