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 Paddington 2

Poster: Paddington 2
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, May 25 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Brown family to unmask the thief.  Refreshments will be served.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 31 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.

Playthings - A Virtual Music Vacation with Accushot Virtual World

Gummi Bears with Drumsticks
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, June 4 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages 6 & Up: Explore a virtual reality musical playground that is set on a tropical island where you hit bouncy, musical foods with drumsticks.

Let's Get Cooking with Purdue Extension

Young Girl in Chef's Hat Cracking an Egg Above a Bowl
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 5 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ages 10-12: Learn food safety, kitchen safety and kid-friendly recipes for appetizers, snacks, main dishes and beverages.  Each child who registers will receive a cookbook and a small kitchen gadget to take home.

What's that sound? Music Note

Toddler Boy Thinking About a Rocket and Dinosaur
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, June 7 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Summer Lego Duplo classes rock at your library! Songs, games and creative play are part of each Lego Duplo class and allow for positive social interaction between children.  Enjoy Mommy & Me / Daddy & Me BRICKS 4 KIDZ® classes this summer which focus on sounds.  

Beginning Microsoft Word

Illustration of Hands Typing on a Laptop
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, June 11 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Explore the basics of Word 2010 including how to save documents, use spell check and format text, paragraphs and pages.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Tuesday, June 12 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.

Let's Get Cooking with Purdue Extension

Young Girl in Chef's Hat Cracking an Egg Above a Bowl
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 12 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ages 10-12: Learn food safety, kitchen safety and kid-friendly recipes for appetizers, snacks, main dishes and beverages.  Each child who registers will receive a cookbook and a small kitchen gadget to take home.

What is Fake News?

Illustration of Newswoman
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 13 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
With the 2018 election fast approaching, the term "fake news" is being used a lot in the media and by candidates. Learn what fake news actually is and how to identify it using the same research techniques as your librarians.

What's that sound? Xylophone

Illustration of Young Boy Thinking About a Rocket and Dinosaur
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, June 14 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Summer Lego Duplo classes rock at your library!Songs, games and creative play are part of each Lego Duplo class and allow for positive social interaction between children.  Enjoy Mommy & Me / Daddy & Me BRICKS 4 KIDZ® classes this summer which focus on sounds. 

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