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Health Insurance Information

If you are thinking about health insurance, we can help, with in-person application assistance for the Medicaid Child Health Plus and New York State of Health Qualified Plans.

Jul 1 @ 11:00 AM, Jul 8 @ 11:00 AM, Jul 15 @ 11:00 AM, Jul 22 @ 11:00 AM, Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM

Introduction to the 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 ...

Jul 6 @ 1:00 PM

Intro to the Internet Pt. 2

Continue to learn terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register 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.

Jul 13 @ 1:00 PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC240

Jul 27 @ 1:00 PM

Beginners' Word (in Spanish)

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 are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170

Aug 3 @ 1:00 PM

Intermediate Word (in Spanish)

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to lay out Word documents, format bibliographies, and insert tables, charts, headers, and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC200.

Aug 10 @ 1:00 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. To register, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call us at 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR310.

Sep 12 @ 6:00 PM

Business Planning Basics (in Spanish)

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. Class Code: JR310.

Oct 17 @ 6:00 PM

Jun
30
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Mother Goose Storytime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Reading time is cuddle time! Join us for stories, fingerplays, singing, and playtime fun!
Babies and toddlers ages birth-2 years are welcome!


Jun
30
1:15PM

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1:45PM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Children age 18 months and up and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and coloring.


Jul
1
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Baby Playdate

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Babies and caregivers, come meet other babies and caregivers! During baby playdates, we listen to music, hear stories, and talk. Enjoy some relaxing time and make new friends! Open to caregivers and babies up to 12 months.

Los bebés y los cuidadores, ven a conocer a otros niños y cuidadores! Durante reuniones de juego para bebés, escuchar música, escuchar historias, y hablar. Disfrutar de unos días de relax y hacer nuevos amigos! Abrir a los cuidadores y bebés de hasta 12 meses.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
1
11:00AM

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5:00PM

Health Insurance Information

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

If you are thinking about health insurance, we can help, with in-person application assistance for the Medicaid Child Health Plus and New York State of Health Qualified Plans.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Vacation Treasure Hunt!

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Can you find all the summer vacation pictures hidden in the children's room? Get a treasure hunting sheet from the librarian and get a prize if you dare!


Jul
5
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Preschool Fun: Make Your Own Binoculars!

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

Make your own binoculars and see things in an exciting new way! Open to children ages 3-5; parents must attend with your child. Materials are limited, so please register with the children's librarian.


Jul
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Captain America's Birthday Party!

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

It's Captain America's 75th Birthday! Come help us celebrate with games, crafts, and snacks! Dress like your favorite superhero - or supervillain - and come sing Happy Birthday to Cap!


Jul
6
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime fun! We'll hear stories and sing songs, and color a picture afterwards! Children ages 3+ are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Introduction to the 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


Jul
6
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Movie: Captain America: The First Avenger

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come see how Captain America began! We'll be showing Captain America: The First Avenger as part of Cap's birthday celebration this week. Dress up, grab your shield, and join the fun!


Jul
7
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Superhero Training Camp

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to be a superhero? Come to our superhero training camp and make your own mask, discover your superhero name, and get ready for feats of strength to prove you're worthy! All ages welcome, but the little heroes should have their parents with them. Come in costume and make it even more fun!


Jul
8
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Reading Club

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Part storytime, part fun time, Toddler Reading Club is a storytime that always provides a learning activity! Learn about sight words and let your toddler match sounds to animals, vehicles, or people - there's always something new to learn! Ages 2-5 welcome, please pre-register with the children's librarian.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Toddler Sing-a-Long

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come sing childhood classics with your little one, and learn some new favorites! We sing songs, learn fingerplays, and have a great time! Open to toddlers 18 months-3 years.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Lower Back and Knee Pain

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come learn the most common causes of low back, leg and knee pain and common treatments. This program will be delivered in English and Spanish. Presenter: Dr. Wensong Li, MD.


Jul
13
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Intro to the Internet Pt. 2

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

Continue to learn terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register 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.


Jul
14
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Corona Community Health and Prevention Series (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This series is presented in collaboration with AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC). 6/9: Sexually Transmitted Infections; 7/14: HIV/AIDS; 8/11: Hepatitis C

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Breast Health

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join Planned Parenthood of New York City’s Community Health Workers for a fun and informative workshop on breast health. During this session, participants will learn basic facts about breast cancer prevention and early detection, and review facts and myths about general breast health. This workshop will be in Spanish.


Jul
18
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Autism (In Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Juan Carlos Valderrama a Special Education school teacher will explain:
• What Autism is?
• Early Recognition
• Latest advances in treatment


Jul
21
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Zumba with Susy

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Certified zumba instructor Susy Bustamante leads a four-session fitness class for adults.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Family Storytime! All ages welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Knee Injuries and Physical Therapy

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come learn everything from basic anatomy to biomechanics of the knee. What are the common knee injuries and what are their usual treatment options? Presenter: Dr. Greg X. Gao, PT., DPT, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.


Jul
27
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC240


Aug
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Moving for Life

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates gentle dance and yoga, accompanied by different types of music to accentuate the body-mind connection.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Beginners' Word (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 are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170


Aug
10
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Intermediate Word (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 lay out Word documents, format bibliographies, and insert tables, charts, headers, and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC200.


Aug
15
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Superfoods: Healthy and Delicious Eating Plans for Families (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Nutritionist Christina Camacho will present recipes and tips on how to incorporate nutrient-packed "superfoods" into your meal plan, as healthy snacks and how to introduce them to your family.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Presley and Melody Concert

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Get your game on this summer with Presley and Melody's Interactive Musicals. Their lively musical production will inspire everyone to be a winner and read! Children 6 to 12 will engage in reading , dance, singing.


Aug
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians and even some large insects from around the world.


Aug
20
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Birth Control Options

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join Planned Parenthood of New York City’s Community Health Workers for a fun and informative workshop on birth control methods. During this session, participants will learn basic facts about how birth control works and discuss the pros and cons of specific methods. This workshop will be in Spanish.


Aug
31
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint (In Spanish)

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, changing design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting a slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Sep
8
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Community Health and Prevention Series (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This series is presented in collaboration with AIDS Center of Queens County. All are welcome. 9/8-Cultural consciousness and homophobia; 10/13-Reducing harm and changing behavior; 11/10-Sexuality; 12/8-Negotiating safer sex.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. To register, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call us at 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
17
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Spanish)

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

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. Class Code: JR310.


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-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@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.