NOTICE: The Children’s Room at Central Library is currently closed due to a water leakage. Children’s programming at Central Library has been canceled until further notice. 

NOTICE: The Eastwood Branch will be closed on April 29th & 30th for maintenance needs. 

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About WSQ

Edison Neighborhood of Kalamazoo

Children’s Area

In addition to all of our great books, movies and music, Washington Square provides imaginative play areas for kids and their adults. Our baby and toddler area has safe, developmentally appropriate toys in a cozy space surrounded by books. Perfect for their curious, growing minds. In another location we have a play area for older kids, featuring a kitchen, a dollhouse, a LEGO table, and a farmer’s market along with many other educational toys. You will also always find a table stocked with craft supplies to make your own creations. New to our children’s area is our multiplayer digital PLAYtable with puzzles, matching, trivia, word and math games. Come spend some time with us at Washington Square.

Computer and Wi-Fi

The Washington Square Branch Library is the place to go if you need access to the Internet. Not only will you find multiple computers with Internet access, but also high-speed Wi-Fi! More information: Public Computers.

Meeting Room — WSQ Community

The Washington Square Branch Community Room can be reserved for both Nonprofit Organization and Business use.
A library district resident or property owner must make the room reservation.

  • Contact: Administration Office (Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm), (269) 553-7823
  • Fee: Nonprofit Organization Use – $25 per two-hour block of time; Business Use – $150 for one to four hours; $250 for four to eight hours
  • Maximum Seating: 75 persons theater style
  • Parking: Washington Square Branch Parking Lot
  • Accessibility: Elevator to all levels
  • Equipment Available: Please call for available equipment
  • More Info on the Washington Square Community Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms Policy

Printing • Copying • Faxing • Scanning

Need to send a fax? Copy that important document? Scan receipts for your taxes? The Washington Square Branch Library can help! Faxing and scanning are totally FREE of charge. Copying costs depend on black & white or color print. Staff is happy to help. For more information, click here.

Branch Art

The tile murals above the fireplaces at Washington Square were made by Motawi Tileworks out of Ann Arbor. The mural in the children’s room is based on a piece originally produced by Tropico Potteries of California in 1927. The mural is still included in Motawi’s catalog and has been commissioned several other times since being created for our branch, including by Disneyland.

The mural in the adult wing of the library was originally commissioned for Washington Square in 1997 and, according to the Motawi Tileworks website, “has proven so popular that it has become part of our regular made-to-order production line.”



In 2017, a patron donated a Confrad Kaufman original in honor of the hard-working staff here at the branch. To add to the excitement, Mr. Kaufman delivered the painting himself.

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