Text-size

About
Corona

Symposium

Author and librarian Tejas Desai leads this modern day symposium where participants will discuss the philosophical and actual issues of yesterday and today in the heart of Queens. We will be reading Plato's Symposium and Friedrich Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy to stimulate our minds and discuss love, art, and society.

Jun 16 @ 2:00 PM, Jul 21 @ 2:00 PM, Aug 18 @ 2:00 PM

Apr
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Fun Time

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Learn and have fun at the same time! Come enjoy storytime and then play with toys alongside other children.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
21
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Bike Maintenance for Beginners

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Learn the basic skills necessary to fix flats, adjust brakes and derailleurs, clean and lube a chain, and perform minor adjustments in this two hour hands-on workshop. These skills will save you time, money, and can have a significant impact on your ride quality. Gain a much better understanding and appreciation of your bike.


Apr
21
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Come and Practice Your Artistic Skills by Creating Your Own Works of Art

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In this course, you will learn the basics of drawing by hand. From strokes to observation and hand-eye coordination, you will learn to draw things as you see them in a studio environment. You will cover still lives through pencil, pen, ink, and other materials, ultimately finishing with body parts. All drawings will be done on paper.


More...
Apr
23
12:30PM

--to--

1:15PM

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


Apr
24
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Junior Escape Room

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Wish you were old enough for Corona's usual Escape Room? Well here's an escape room for you! Work with a team to figure out clues in order to escape the room before time runs out. The fastest team wins prizes! This program is for children ages 6-9.


Apr
25
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Music for Tots

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come sing and dance to wonderful children's tunes! Recommended for ages 2+.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Allergic to Salad Cooking Class

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS program and learn about healthy, vegetarian cooking. Many people claim they are "allergic to salad" - a convenient and understandable excuse in the era of industrialized food and pre-packaged, uninspiring food choices. This class will help combat this widespread "allergy" while increasing skills, technique, and familiarity with healthy foods.


Apr
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Financial Literacy Series for Teens: Goal Setting

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In this workshop Cents Ability will show teens the importance of setting smart financial goals. Service credit will be given to all who participate.


Apr
27
4:30PM

--to--

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


Apr
30
3:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Movie Showing: "Paddington 2"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Paddington finds the perfect present...but then it's stolen! Will everything be okay? Come find out by watching "Paddington 2" at the Corona Public Library. Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish.


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

What a Wonderful World At Queens Library

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Queens Library in Partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


May
2
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come out with your toddlers to enjoy an hour of storytime and singing. Recommended for ages 2 and up.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fun & Games

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come play games at Corona Library! There will be different games each week. All ages are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Mom & Baby Yoga

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This unique class combines yoga and play to get back in shape while strengthening the bond between you and your infant. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
For ages 6 weeks - new walkers.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Healthy Living

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

We all face stress, but what can we do to make these situations easier? How can we manage stress in a way that will make us feel better and be healthier? What if stress, depression, or anxiety is starting to affect us? Come learn more from Plaza del Sol Family Healthy Center.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Fun Time

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Learn and have fun at the same time! Come enjoy storytime and then play with toys with other children.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
2:45PM

--to--

4:45PM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican maracas craft, Mexican hat dance, songs, and rhymes.


May
11
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Healthy And Delicious?!

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

We all want to eat healthy, but it can be hard! This is your chance to come learn healthy recipes and see exactly how to prepare them. Come join us. You will even get to sample the healthy snacks!

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

Additional Dates


May
11
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Magic Workshop

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Jeremy the Magician will amaze you with his magic and teach you how to perform simple tricks.


May
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Showing: "Lilo & Stitch"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Can even a monster find a family? Find out in "Lilo and Stitch" at the Corona Public Library. Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish. (2002, PG)


May
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Consent and Communication

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join us for a lively workshop that is free, fun, and full of accurate information on sexual health, for adults. Each participant will receive a certificate after the workshop. This program will be in Spanish!


May
16
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

ACQC Health Series

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come join us in our monthly health discussion. Presented in Spanish.
February 21: Depression
March 14: Diabetes
April 18: Stress Reduction
May 16: Austim
June 13: Children's Nutrition

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

Additional Dates


May
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Providing the Best Care to Someone with Dementia

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come learn more about communication, caregiver skills, and coping with the challenging behaviors common among people with dementia. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, the perfect time to learn how to become a "dementia detective." This program will be in Spanish.


May
19
2:30PM

--to--

3:15PM

Fiesta Concert

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Fiesta Concert is an English/Spanish bilingual musical experience that brings music from all over the world together with storytelling and puppetry in one magical experience!


May
25
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

What is Prediabetes? Show me what to eat!

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Prediabetes is a health condition that can lead to diabetes or other illnesses. Most people with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. But there’s good news: in many cases, you can prevent or delay diabetes! Come learn more about prediabetes, whether you might be at risk, and how you might prevent diabetes through healthier eating.


May
31
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Presentación de Libro: Martí y sus versos por la libertad de Emma Otheguy

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Written in verse, with excerpts from Martí’s seminal Versos sencillos, this book is a beautiful tribute to a brilliant political writer and courageous fighter of freedom for all men and women.


Jun
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

What is Early Intervention?

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

New York State’s Early Intervention Program offers important support services to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Learn whether your child might qualify for this program.


Jun
9
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Come and Practice your English Skills

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

During the class, students will learn conversational English, speech and diction (pronunciation), and grammar. They will also learn figurative language to be able to compose a one-page poem about the immigration experience. One class will be allocated for students to learn to make collages with a focus on verbs used for a creative process.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Symposium

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Author and librarian Tejas Desai leads this modern day symposium where participants will discuss the philosophical and actual issues of yesterday and today in the heart of Queens. We will be reading Plato's Symposium and Friedrich Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy to stimulate our minds and discuss love, art, and society.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
25
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Latin Crooner Sensation Vermex Van Croix

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Enjoy this performance of Spanish old school cover songs, R&B, and pop tunes.


Jun
27
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

The Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show: Born To Read

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

“WE WERE BORN TO READ!” That's why libraries rock? Join Queens Library and Turtle Dance Music in this Music, Bubble and Comedy Show where children will be engaged with songs, comedy, bubbles, music technology, and original stories about why libraries rock!


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.

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

image

image

image

image


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. Francisco Moya
FMoya@council.nyc.gov
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 607
Jackson Heights NY, 11372
phone: 718-651-1917
fax: 718-565-5937
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1768
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6862
fax: (212) 442-2725
NYS Assembly
VACANT
District Office
Albany OfficeLOB, 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 1035 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.