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

Ready to Read Storytime

Children Reading on Stack of Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, October 5 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.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 10 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.

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, October 11 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

Children Reading on Stack of Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, October 12 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.

Watch This! West Frankenweenie Movie Event

Poster: Frankenweenie
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Monday, October 15 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with refreshments, drop-in activities, and a special showing of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie.

Using a Flash Drive

USB Flash Drive
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, October 15 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
In this class for beginners, you will learn how to save, organize and delete documents and pictures on your flash drive.  Please bring a flash drive with you. 

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 17 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.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Thursday, October 18 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.

Bingo Bunch

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

Book Chat

Cover: The Monster's Wife by Horsley
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, October 18 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Frankenstein and his Monster are characters often visited and revisited in literature. What of the poor soul made to be the Monster's bride? Kate Horsley's The Monster's Wife is told through the perspective of the doctor's housemaid and explores what happened on the Orkney Islands after Victor Frankenstein arrived to conduct his dark experiments - and how he came to choose the Bride. 

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