This space, for more than a hundred years,
was a place where generations of Woodberry
boys came to get a significant part of their
physical needs taken care of. And today
we’re all here to repurpose this space for
the boys, not to take care of their physical
needs, but to take care of their intellectual
and spiritual needs. When my brother, Sarge,
and I were here, Woodberry provided a
secure space and steady support at a time in
our lives when we needed it most. It created
a bond between us and Woodberry that can
never be broken. And that’s why having
our family name associated with an area
that will provide intellectual and spiritual
support to generations of Woodberry
students means so much.”
RICHARD “MAJOR” S.
REYNOLDS III ’ 52
A library is more personal than a warehouse of information. Whenever there is
a research paper, students come here to scour the wealth of references. During
those moments, you can feel the intensity, the regretted procrastination, and the
scramble to finish before the deadline. Trust me, I’ve been in that boat before.
Have a group project? The library has a number of spaces available. Can’t seem to
get much work done on dorm? Go upstairs and find a carrel.
I live a hundred feet away on A Dorm, so I am always in the library doing
homework, studying, or looking for a book to read. If I’m not in my dorm room,
the library is always the second place to check.”
MAXWELL JOHNS ’ 18
The addition of a staircase to connect the Reynolds Family Learning Commons to the
Dunnington Reading Room brought more light to the library and allowed the builders to
uncover and restore a long-lost window.