Edison Neighborhood of Kalamazoo
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:
Meeting Room — WSQ Community
NOTICE: We are currently not taking reservations for meeting rooms. The small study rooms on the lower level of Central Library can be booked in 2-hour increments either by phone or in person. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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 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,
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.