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Corona

Introduction to Marketable Skills (in Spanish)

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of ...

Jun 3 @ 4:00 PM

Cook the Books with Roald Dahl

We continue our Roald Dahl book & cook club for grades 3 and up. On June 5 we will make the Devil's Drenchers from "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me" and on June 19 we will concoct the Frobscottle from "The BFG." Prepare to listen to funny stories and delight your taste buds. Space is limited; preregistration is ...

Jun 5 @ 4:00 PM, Jun 19 @ 4:00 PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Spanish)

Learn what it takes to start your own business!
This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way.
You will learn about:

• How to develop a business plan
• How to determine your legal structure

Jun 8 @ 6:00 PM

Introduction to Computers (in Spanish)

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is ...

Jun 10 @ 4:00 PM

Introduction to Internet (In Spanish)

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that ...

Jun 24 @ 4:00 PM

Twitter (In Spanish)

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. ...

Jul 1 @ 11:00 AM

Facebook (In Spanish)

Learn how to use social media site Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer questions about it. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at ...

Jul 8 @ 11:00 AM

LinkedIn (In Spanish)

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network and access knowledge, insights and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use it to network, look for employment and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the ...

Jul 15 @ 11:00 AM

Job Search via Social Media (In Spanish)

The Internet is buzzing with social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search by locating job opportunities and postings and learning more about specific companies and organizations. This is a not a computer class. Preregister online ...

Jul 22 @ 11:00 AM

One-on-one Simulated Work Interview (Spanish/English)

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Space is limited. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. To make an ...

Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM

Jun
1
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Preschool Play Group

Location: Corona
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Preschoolers ages 3-5 playing with toys and each other at the library. A parent or other adult caregiver must remain with each child. Preregistration is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
3
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Introduction to Marketable Skills (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


Jun
4
7:00PM

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7:45PM

Your Inner Leader

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join the group to find the "leader" locked within you.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


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Jun
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Cook the Books with Roald Dahl

Location: Corona
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

We continue our Roald Dahl book & cook club for grades 3 and up. On June 5 we will make the Devil's Drenchers from "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me" and on June 19 we will concoct the Frobscottle from "The BFG." Prepare to listen to funny stories and delight your taste buds. Space is limited; preregistration is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn what it takes to start your own business!
This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way.
You will learn about:

• How to develop a business plan
• How to determine your legal structure
• How to set up your bookkeeping
• How to get permits and licenses
• How to obtain financing


Jun
10
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Introduction to Computers (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory class; prior computer knowledge and skills are not required. Class code CC100


Jun
11
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Romanza for the World

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Peruvian singer and composer Marcela Navarro delights with her melodic performance of beloved Portuguese, Italian and English songs and, of course, her own compositions, now airing on local Spanish-language radio. She competed against performers from nine countries to win the "Best Voice and Performance" and "Best Song of the Year” awards at the Miami International Song Festival 2013. Join us for a wonderful recital of music, stories and more!


Jun
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip hop music, movement, storytelling and interactive games!


Jun
22
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Challenges of Parenting a Hyperactive or ADHD Child (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

A psychotherapist and educator will explain how parents can help their children improve their behavior, concentration and self-control.


Jun
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Magic Show

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

We're celebrating Summer Reading with an interactive comedy magic show--and a real, live rabbit!


Jun
24
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Introduction to Internet (In Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC110


Jun
25
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Literature and Art Encounter with Arturo Ruiz-Sánchez (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Poets, writers, musicians, comedians, painters, orators and others are invited to share their talents every last Thursday of the month with five minutes of prepared material. All levels are welcome.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
1
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Twitter (In Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Jul
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Basic Digital Photography

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This is a summer course for adults who want to improve their day-to-day photographic skills and learn how to mount and frame their work for exhibit. Participants must provide their own camera and preregister in person, with a valid Queens Library card, at the Reference Desk beginning Monday, June 22 at 1:00PM.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
8
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Facebook (In Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn how to use social media site Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer questions about it. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130


Jul
15
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

LinkedIn (In Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network and access knowledge, insights and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use it to network, look for employment and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR210


Jul
22
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Job Search via Social Media (In Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

The Internet is buzzing with social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search by locating job opportunities and postings and learning more about specific companies and organizations. This is a not a computer class. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR200


Jul
29
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

One-on-one Simulated Work Interview (Spanish/English)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Space is limited. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. To make an appointment call 917-294-9301. Class code: JR170


Aug
5
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Microsoft Word Part 1 (In Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170.


Aug
10
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Business Financing Roadmap (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Whether you are just starting up or expanding an existing business, this course will help you learn about credit and financing opportunities for your small business. Additionally, the course will give insight on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment so you can be best prepared when applying for financing.


Aug
12
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Microsoft Word Part 2 (In Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC200


Aug
19
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Microsoft Excel Part 1 (In Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180.


Aug
26
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Microsoft Excel Part 2 (In Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


Oct
5
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn what it takes to start your own business!
This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way.
You will learn about:

• How to develop a business plan
• How to determine your legal structure
• How to set up your bookkeeping
• How to get permits and licenses
• How to obtain financing


Dec
14
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

This course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business, and develop your financial projections.

You will learn about:

• Components of a strong business plan
• Interconnectivity of marketing, finance, human resources and operations
• Strategies for reaching your target customers


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Corona Community Library has:

  • 7 adult public computers
  • 8 public computers for children
  • 18 Laptop computers available to library customers fourteen years old or older for use on library premises
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Corona Community Library include:

  • Spanish (Books, Magazines)
  • Chinese (books and Magazines)
  • Hindi (DVDs)
  • Urdu (Magazine)

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Corona Community Library include:

  • Test Preparation center
  • ESOL Collection including videotapes and audiotapes
  • Comprehensive children’s Spanish and bilingual section

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
A Child's Place Day School
107-17 Northern Boulevard
Corona NY , 11368
Better Comm. Life D.C.C.
34-10 108th Street
Corona NY , 11368
International Children's School
57-27 Penrod Street
Corona NY , 11368
Our Lady Of Sorrow School
35-34 105th Street
Corona NY , 11368
MI NUEVO MUNDO
mnmchildren@gmail.com
104- 19 39 Ave
Corona NY, 11368
phone: (718) 626- 7394
 

Community Board
Queens Community Board # 3
82-11 37th Avenue - Suite 606
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 458-2707
fax: (718) 458-3316
Queens Community Board 4
46-11 104th Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 760-3141
fax: (718) 760-5971
 

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Wildlife Center
53-51 111th Street
Corona NY , 11358
phone: (718)271-1500 / (718)271-4441
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718)699-0005
Community Conciliation Network, Inc.
107-24 Corona Avenue, 2nd Floor,
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718)760-3971
Concerned Citizens of Queens
40-18 Junctions Boulevard
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 478-1600
Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities
33-16 108th Streets
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 446-8010
Louis Armstrong House
34-56 107th Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 478-8274

Fire Department
Engine 289, Ladder 138
97-28 43rd Ave.
Corona NY , 11368-2141
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
  

Local Newspapers
Corona Times
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens Theatre in the Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
phone: (718)760-0064
Playground for All Children - New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation
111-01 Corona Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 699-8283
United States Tennis Association
United States Tennis Association
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718) 760-6200

Police Department
115th Precinct
92-15 Northern Blvd.
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 533-2002
  

Post Office
Corona-A Post Office
10328 Roosevelt Ave
Corona NY , 11368-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
A Child's Place Preschool (K-3)
3220 108th St.
Corona NY , 11366-0113
phone: (718)565-2170
Clara Muhammad School (K-12)
105 01 Northern Boulevard
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 779-1060
Johnsons Little Tots Academy (PK-K)
99-04 57 Ave
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 592-3096
Learning Tree Multi-cultural (1-8)
103-02 Northern Blvd.
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 397-5446
Malcolm X Day Care Center Inc (PK-K)
111-12 Northern Blvd.
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 651-7880
Mt. Olivet Christian School (Pk-1)
33-27 97th Street
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 478-0780
Our Lady of Sorrows (Pk-8)
35 34 105 Street
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 426-5517
School of the Transfiguration (Pk-9)
98-07 38th Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 478-8181
St Leo Elementary School (Pk-8)
104-19 49th Avenue
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718)592-7050

Public Elementary Schools
PS 14 (K-5)
107-01 Otis Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 699-6071
fax: (718) 699-3224
PS 19 (K-5)
98-02 Roosevelt Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 424-5859
fax: (718) 672-3136
PS 143 (K-5)
34-74 113 Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 429-5700
fax: (718) 478-8306
PS 16 (K-5)
41-15 104 Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 505-0140
fax: (718) 505-0141
PS 28 (K-2)
109-10 47 Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 271-4971
fax: (718) 271-257
PS 92 (K-5)
99-01 34 Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 533-1013
fax: (718) 533-1083

Public High Schools
High School for Arts & Business (Q 550)
105-25 Horace Harding EX
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 271-8383
fax: (718) 271-7196
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 61 - Leonardo da Vinci (6-8)
98-50 50 Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 760-3233
fax: (718) 760-5220
  

Senior Centers
Raices Corona Senior Center
102-47 43 Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 458-7259
Lefrak Senior Citizens Center
96-08 57 Avenues
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 271-1222
Florence Smith Senior Service
102-19 34th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718) 899-0553
Elmcor Senior Center
98-19 Astoria Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718) 457-9757
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Julissa Ferreras
JFerreras@council.nyc.gov
District Office 32-33A Junction Blvd
East Elmhurst NY, 11369
phone: (718) 651-1917
fax: (718) 565-5937
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1866
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6862
fax: (212) 442-2725
NYS Assembly
Hon. Francisco P. Moya
MoyaF@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 709A
Jackson Heights NY, 11372
phone: (718) 458-5367
fax: (718) 478-2371
Albany Office LOB, Room 727
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4567
fax: (518) 455-5375
NYS Senate
Hon. José Peralta
jperalta@nysenate.gov
District Office 32-37 Junction Boulevard
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 205-3881
fax: (718) 205-4145
Albany Office Room 415, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-2529
fax: (518) 426-6909
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1436 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Corona is an energetic and multicultural neighborhood in North Central Queens. It is a true example of the American melting pot. It is one of the largest, most populated and most diverse communities in Queens.

First developed in 1854, the area was named West Flushing. The same year witnessed the inauguration of the Long Island Railroad. Streets sprang up along the route of the railroad and it became the commercial heart of Corona. In the 1870’s, developer, Benjamin W. Hitchcock, advertised CORONA as the "crown" of villages on Long Island. Early factories made china, portable houses, and from 1893 into the 1930s, Tiffany glass. The population reached 2,500 by 1898 and jumped to 6,200 by 1910. By the 1920’s, Corona’s commercial center began to expand towards Northern Boulevard. Today, the 7-Flushing Local train runs through Corona.

In 1910, a traveling library was established in Corona. A librarian came on a weekly basis to charge out books and bring in a fresh selection of materials. By 1911, the traveling library became a permanent branch in a rented storefront, located at 13 Locust Street now known as 43rd Avenue.

Corona’s claim to fame is brief but impressive. From 1943 to 1971, the great jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong lived in the neighborhood. His home is now a museum. Flushing Meadow Corona Park is a well known recreational area and home of the World’s Fair held in the 1960’s. People travel from far and wide to visit the deservedly famous Lemon Ice King of Corona. Rosie, Queen of Corona, is featured in Paul Simon’s song "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard." The fictional home of Archie Bunker from the classic television series “All In he Family” (1971-1983) was located in Corona.

The area attracted a large Latin American community after the Second World War; first Puerto Ricans and, after 1965, more and more Dominicans. On May 24, 1969 the Corona Library relocated to the new city-owned facility that is on the same site as the branch today. The movement of immigrants into the neighborhood in the 1980’s was heavy: the Dominicans accounted for the majority of residents who settled there with a small but stable community of Chinese and Colombians. Today the population is mainly Hispanic (Dominican, Colombian, and Ecuadorian) and Asian (Chinese and East Indian).

The Corona Community Library is the first public library in the country with complete self-service stations for customers utilizing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology coupled with automated payment technology. The branch also features state-of-the-art technology including self-check-out machines, an automated return system, and up-to-date computers. Recently the Corona Branch has completed an expansion substantially increasing floor space from a 5,600 square-foot facility to a new 7,500 square-foot community library. Every part of the library has been expanded, including the Children’s Room and the Adult Reading Room. The new and expanded reading room has an elevated ceiling rising above the current roof height, providing more light and a more spacious environment in which to read and study.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.