The heart of Woodsdale Elementary, a 2014 National Blue Ribbon school, is found in the library media center. This 2700 square foot room is located in the center of the second floor and is separated from hall traffic by half bookcases and plexiglass panels. The open space is divided into 4 separate areas that function together to provide opportunities for all of the students to learn, grow, and play. The multipurpose instructional area includes an interactive board, laptop projector, and Elmo. The story area with a colorful carpet, reading hut with quilts and stuffed animals, plus a resident shelf elf invites students to sit and enjoy a good story. The back corner includes an adaptive work area with tables and laptops for student use. Children check out books at the circulation center, where they can add pieces to a collaborative Lego structure and answer the weekly trivia question.
Library services are provided by Sandra Wiseman, a Nationally Board Certified Librarian with thirty-one years of experience and strong volunteer support. The 470 kindergarten through fifth grade students visit the library once a week for forty minutes on a fixed schedule. Knowing that good library instruction cannot be taught in isolation, the librarian works closely with the faculty to present lessons tied to what the students are learning in their classrooms to expand and extend their learning.