Dec. 13, 2019 – Construction of the new Wood Elementary library is almost finished. The 5,750-square-foot addition, funded by the 2014 Bond program, will open for students when they return from winter break in January.
“Wood Elementary places the highest priority on engaging academics and innovative approaches,” said Elizabeth Springfield, Wood’s librarian. “Students have always been offered a wide range of experiences that are both interesting and challenging here at Wood.”
The new facility will raise the bar even further. The old library was limited by its small size, but the new library will not only improve traditional library activities, but will also open the door for more opportunities, challenges and experiences.
“Thanks to the Arlington ISD Bond 2014, we now have a modern, flexible space to offer even more co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for our students in the areas of academics, awareness, performance and other interests,” Springfield said. “The addition of a makerspace area in this beautiful library gives us the opportunity to provide more hands-on and inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) learning adventures that will prepare our Wood Wildcats for college, career and life.”
Wood’s old library in the original building was demolished last summer and renovated into new STEM labs.