The new library at Wood Elementary is officially open. After many months of construction, the 5,750-square-foot addition, funded by the 2014 Bond program, welcomed students for the first time in January.
“This is an exciting time for our students because the new library, along with the STEM labs and enhanced security features, are helping to offer a more modern educational experience at Wood,” Principal David Dillard said. “The students have been very impressed to see the new building and to use the new spaces for learning.”
The old library was limited by its small size, but the new library will not only improve traditional library activities, but will 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,” Elizabeth Springfield, Wood’s librarian, 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.
“Stay tuned to find out when we will have our Grand Opening so parents can come see this amazing new learning environment!” Dillard said.