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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick for May 3 is Light by Bruce ...

Comment on Our FY2017 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017, and there's still time for you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through May 6.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 and fill out our online ...

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 ...

Queens Library Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! Several upcoming Queens Library events will honor Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our borough, our city, and beyond, including our ongoing program series “Living Memory: The Culture and Heritage of Chinese New Yorkers.” Visit our Events webpage throughout the month for ...

Spring 2016 Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars

Protect Your Assets. Ensure Your Legacy. Come to our Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars where you can learn strategies for your finances and estate planning.

By attending one of our seminars, you will be introduced to strategies that will help you better plan for your financial future, medical care, ...

From Dennis M. Walcott

In my first weeks as the newly-appointed President and CEO, I visited every community library to meet the staff and gain an overview of what each library adds to the community. Among the most impactful programs are the Job and Business Academy’s job skills training workshops.

Library users attend free classes at the library ...

New on Our Blog: An Interview with New Langston Hughes Executive Director Mikisha Morris!

We’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Mikisha Morris to Queens Library as the new Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. She succeeds Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), who will be retiring in July 2016 after more than 35 years of service to ...

Support the Gracie Book Club!

The Gracie Book Club is a new collaborative effort between the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and First Lady Chirlane McCray. The first Gracie Book Club selection is Bright Lines. Read Bright Lines along with the First Lady and your fellow New Yorkers, and be a part of a ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small-business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our new monthly ...

Hip Hop Thursdays: From Old School to New School!

Queens Library is continuing its mission to recognize, document, and celebrate the positive evolution of hip hop culture.

A fun part of our ongoing Hip Hop Programs and Culture series is Hip Hop Thursdays, where we feature celebrity interviews, performances, seminars, and much more!

Here is the schedule of our upcoming ...

May
4
10:15AM

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11:15AM

StayWell

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Seniors meet every Wednesday for exercise, yoga and other health-related programs.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Belly Dancing 101: An Introduction

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Belly dancing, also known as "Raqs sharqi," is an ancient, mystical and healing dance form. Learn its fundamentals with Cashel Campbell. Space is limited. Participation is 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


May
9
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This is a course in computer basics for adults.

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

Additional Dates


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May
23
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Open Mic Night

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Sing, dance, rap, read poetry, play an instrument, or showcase any other talent you may possess at Open Mic Night, the fourth Monday of every month. Not a performer? Join the audience!

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

Additional Dates


May
25
11:45AM

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1:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking and why and get tips on how to remember to take your medications. Call Tamara at 917-702-4295 or email tmichel@queenslibrary.org to make an appointment to minimize your wait time.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The East Elmhurst Community Library has:

  • 6 public access computers for adults
  • 4 computers for children
  • Customers may also bring their own laptops to access our wireless connection. (For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the East Elmhurst Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Haitian
  • French
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the East Elmhurst Community Library include:

  • The popular Louis Armstrong “Keeping Jazz Alive In Louis Armstrong’s Neighborhoods” collection funded by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
  • Black Experience
  • Malcolm X
  • Small Business
  • A collection of Thesis written on the Community
  • East Elmhurst/Corona Civic Association
  • popular resources used by students for their local history assignments

 


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 Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Elmcor Day Care Center
100-17 32nd Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 478-5054
Jerome Hardeman Daycare Center
29-49 Gilmore Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 779- 1660
fax: (718) 779-9142
A Child’s Place Day Care (6 mos & up)
108th Street & Northern Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 565-2170
fax: (718) 424-8875
Queens Child Guidance Center
101-18 Astoria Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (347) 274-2095
Precious Little Angels
31-06 97th Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
 

Community Board
Queens Community Board #3
82-11 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 458-2707
fax: (718) 458-3316
  

Community Organizations & Services
East Elmhurst/Corona Civic Association
29-49 Gilmore Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 799-9142
Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, Inc. (East Elmhurst & Corona)
33-16 108th Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 651-0096
fax: (718) 446-0156
East Elmhurst/Corona Kiwanis Club

Fire Department
East Elmhurst
27-12 Kearny Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 847-6600
  

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

Local Newspapers
The Gazzatte
42-16 34th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-6161
fax: (718) 784-7552
Queens Chronicle
62-33 Woodhaven Blvd
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 205-8000
fax: (718) 205-0150
Jackson Heights Times (covers East Elmhurst)
41-02 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: 718-260-4545
fax: (718) 225-7117

Parks and Playgrounds
PS 127 Park
98-01 25th Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 446-4700
fax: (718) 397-7645
  

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

Post Office
East Elmhurst Post Office
9107 25th Ave.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 803-8968
  

Private / Parochial Schools
A Child's Place (1-3)
108th Street & Northern Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
St. Gabriel School (PK- 8)
97th Street & Astoria Blvd.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 426-7170
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 127Q Aerospace Academy
8-01 25th Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 446-4700
fax: (718) 397-7645
PS 148Q
90th Street & 32nd Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 898-8181
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Louis Armstrong Intermediate School - IS 227
32-02 Junction Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 12369
phone: (718) 335-7500
  

Senior Centers
Elmcor Senior Citizens Center
98-19 Astoria Blvd.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 457-9757
Elmhurst Care Center ( A Rehab & Nursing Home Facility)
100 Street & Ditmars Blvd.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
 

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. Jeffrion L. Aubry
AubryJ@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 98-09 Northern Blvd.
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 457-3615
fax: (718) 457-3640
Albany Office LOB, Room 646
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4561
fax: (518) 455-4565
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

The community of East Elmhurst enjoys some of the best features of Queens living: tree-lined streets, excellent transportation, close proximity to Manhattan, two airports, Shea Stadium, and a branch of the Queens Library System.

The East Elmhurst community is a young and small community that was carved out off the Jackson Heights and Corona areas. One, two, and three family homes make up the architecture of the community. Some high rise apartments provide additional housing for a bursting community. At one time the area was mainly beach and recreational land space. The neighborhood of East Elmhurst has seen profound and rapid demographic changes over the years. The eastern Europeans who first settled in the area have since yielded to other populations including Italian, Greek, and Spanish-Americans, African Americans, and Haitians. More recent groups include Asians and Eastern Indians.

The East Elmhurst Branch opened for business in June of 1912 and was known as the Louona Park Library. Like many branches of the Queens Library system, the East Elmhurst Branch has claimed many different locations as its home over the years. Unlike the others, though, every time the branch changed its location, it also changed its name. It was renamed the Northern Boulevard Library when it moved to Northern Boulevard in May of 1927. In 1942 the library found a new home at 90th Street and Astoria Boulevard and brought with it the new but peculiar appellation of North Beach Library. The branch assumed its current name when a new city owned building was erected in 1972 at its present home at 95-06 Astoria Boulevard.

For many years, the East Elmhurst Branch was one of Queens Library’s five Community Neighborhood Information Centers, offering referral services to people in need. This service was largely used by older adults who needed the aid of city agencies and community organizations, and young mothers who were seeking information on day care centers and schools. The branch continues to serve as a depository for the City’s Department of Environmental Protection materials about the ongoing Flushing Bay project.

Over the years the East Elmhurst library has had the flavor of a “community center” which numerous community groups used as their monthly meeting place. Satisfying cultural needs goes hand-in-hand with fulfilling the informational needs of the branch’s steady stream of small business owners, retailers, construction, airport workers, and students.

The East Elmhurst branch enjoys top ranking in sessions and attendance for its delivery of cultural, musical, and informational type programs. East Elmhurst is known for its large number of famous artists of all genres. An impressive number of branch programming originates from the community.

Among the many unique and outstanding programs and activities taking place at the East Elmhurst Library over the years, three memorable ones include: Former Mayor David Dinkins’ use of the library for the filming of his last mayoral campaign commercial which included issuing to him a Queens library card; the celebration of the library’s 100th anniversary in 1996; and the recipient of a Plaque for the New York Times’ first Librarian Award in September, 2001.

A unique and successful feature of the East Elmhurst Community Library’s services is its mission of “Keeping Jazz Alive in Louis Armstrong’s Neighborhoods”. A grant from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Inc. makes it possible for Jazz artists, performers, and workshop presenters from throughout the Metropolitan area to help us accomplish our mission. The Louis Armstrong House is located in Corona, but is in walking distance to the East Elmhurst Community Library .