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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend?

Well, you can enjoy the Afro-Venezuelan jazz of Alí Bello & The Sweet Wire Band, plus visit our other Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations, take a SHSAT Practice Exam, borrow a Library HotSpot, play a Pathfinder pen-and-paper RPG, learn the Turkish art of ebru, join creative ...

Citizenship Assistance at Queens Library

There's no better time than now to learn about the citizenship resources at your nearest participating library.

You can come to civic knowledge classes, Know Your Rights workshops about the DACA program, free legal consultations, and naturalization workshops to aid you in the immigration process.

Stay informed and ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our third annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits, and other important topics specifically for adults age 50 and older.

In addition to special seminars and activities, ...

Free Job Readiness Training

Queens Library's Job & Business Academy and the Consortium for Worker Education have partnered to provide a free Job Readiness and Computer Training program for the unemployed or underemployed.

This 9-week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers entry to ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Back-to-School Events!

It’s that time of year again!

You and your kids can get ready for the new school year and ease the transition back to school by checking out one of Queens Library’s fun programs!

Make crafts, watch a movie, or learn about all the resources available at your library. For more information about each event, you ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 begins September 15, and we’ll be celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Now through November 2, Queens Library will put the spotlight on the richness of Hispanic heritage and culture. Join us for concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, movies, and much ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Free Home Internet Access for Eligible NYC Students!

Do you know a New York City public school student with no home Internet access?

Their family may be eligible to borrow a hotspot from Queens Library and get FREE Internet service at home!

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a free program designed to help NYC ...

Sep
25
12:30PM

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1:15PM

Music for Tots

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come sing and dance to wonderful children’s tunes! Recommended ages 2+ years old.


Sep
25
1:00PM

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1:30PM

ConnectED Library Internet HotSpots Lending Events

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This Library program enables the families of eligible students to “check out” Internet service from the Library—absolutely free. The program is open to patrons who are at least 18 years old and have a child in a New York City public school, have no household Internet access at the time of sign-up and have a valid adult library card with no outstanding fines. To check out a HotSpot visit one of the participating community libraries. Limited number of devices. Conditions apply.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

¿Que es la depresión?

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Sometimes we don’t talk about depression, even though it affects so many of us. Come learn more about this illness from Drs. Vladimir Gasca and Basilisa Canto, Psychiatrists at NYC H&H Elmhurst. This program is IN SPANISH.


More...
Sep
26
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come out with your toddlers to enjoy an hour of story time and singing. Recommended ages 2-3 years old.


Sep
26
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Health Insurance Enrollment and Voter Registration

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Do you need health insurance? Would you like to register to vote? Hispanic Federation can answer your questions or help you with both! Make an appointment at 212-233-8955 x127 or just walk in.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Anime Club

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Have you ever battled anime characters with your friends? Wanted to watch and discuss your favorite anime characters on the big screen? Come join us every Tuesday for the anime club in Corona.


Sep
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Pokemon Club!

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Are you a Pokemon master? Prove it. Come to Pokemon Club to find fellow trainers to battle against… Or just join other fans in the fun Pokemon activity of the day!


Sep
28
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Storytime Science Preschool Program

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Explore! Discover! Play! Join us for a science story time and activity. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult!


Sep
29
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Bilingual Baby Storytime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Enjoy songs, knee-bouncers, and simple books in English and Spanish with your baby at Bilingual Baby Storytime. Recommended for ages 0-24 months.


Sep
29
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Movie Showing: "Wreck-It Ralph"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come watch a funny movie about an arcade character who wants to be the good guy for once...and learns that's harder than it sounds.


Sep
30
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Book Scavenger Hunt

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Do you think you're good at finding books? Come find and check-out some books that fit certain categories to win candy! Ask for more information at the children's desk.


Sep
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Radio Jarocho

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Radio Jarocho. They bring to life the music of the swampy Mexican countryside around Veracruz, with original songs that capture the spirit of the popular "son jarocho." This New York City-based band has performed along the east coast of the United States since 2003.


Oct
2
12:30PM

--to--

1:15PM

Music for Tots

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come sing and dance to wonderful children’s tunes! Recommended ages 2+ years old.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come out with your toddlers to enjoy an hour of story time and singing. Recommended ages 2-3 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Fun & Games

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come play games the library! Different games each week; all ages welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Back to School is For Everyone: Anti-Bullying Bracelet Craft

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

As part of our "Back to School is for Everyone" initiative, children and families will be encouraged to create bracelets with anti-bullying slogans. #NoBullyZone


Oct
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Bilingual Baby Storytime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Enjoy songs, knee-bouncers, and simple books in English and Spanish with your baby at Bilingual Baby Storytime. Recommended for ages 0-24 months.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come make cool stuff! Everyone can be an artist at this program. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Learn Cuban Salsa

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come and learn some salsa with master instructors from Fuakata, Cuban Salsa NYC. Cuban salsa or Casino will wake up your inner dancing star! Discover the fun of the salsa in this great class. space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Pokemon Club!

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Are you a Pokemon master? Prove it. Come to Pokemon Club to find fellow trainers to battle against… Or just join other fans in the fun Pokemon activity of the day!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
4:00PM

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6:30PM

Wonder Woman the Movie

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a screening of Wonder Woman, the Movie on October 12th. This movie is PG-13.


Oct
13
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Movie Showing: "Goosebumps"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Prepare to be scared... A horror writer's monstrous characters have come to life. Can they be defeated before they destroy the town? Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish.(Rated PG)


Oct
27
3:00PM

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5:15PM

Movie Showing: "Spiderman Homecoming"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come watch the new action-packed movie featuring New York City's local superhero: Spiderman! Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish. (Rated PG-13)


Oct
28
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Nightmare the Board Game

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come join us for the scary retro game Nightmare. Are you ready to challenge the Gate Keeper? Do so at your own risk....
Registration is required.


Oct
31
1:00PM

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6:00PM

Spooky "Identify That Character"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Boo! Try to guess that ghastly character in our game of "Identify That Character"...if you dare! All are welcome!


Oct
31
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Spooky Craft

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Happy Halloween! Join us for an afternoon of Spooky Crafts! The whole family is welcome!


Oct
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spooky Jeopardy

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Are you a fan of Halloween or other scary things? Come compete with a team to answer questions for Spooky Jeopardy! Winners receive candy, and the whole family is welcome.


Nov
15
4:00PM

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5:15PM

NYC Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This ensemble of remarkably talented musicians promote the beauty and splendor of mariachi music.


Nov
16
9:00AM

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4:00PM

No Cost Mammograms

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Eligibility:
-Woman aged 40 and older with health insurance
-Woman aged 50 and older without health insurance
-Currently living in New York City
-No mammogram in the past 12 months
No co-pays required and deductibles are waived. Uninsured individuals welcome.
For an Appointment, Call: 1-877-628-9090


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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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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-Copeland
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@nyassembly.gov
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.