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Youth Book Creation Workshop with Libro Abierto/Open Book (Ages 8-12)

In this series of eight workshops, visual artists and poets are co-teaching to introduce students to creative writing and visual art exercises that will later be bound into a combination of book structures. Students will learn pop-up books, non-adhesive structure using paper interlocking shapes, a combination of accordion folds, and handmade ...

May 25 @ 1:00 PM, Jun 1 @ 1:00 PM

Youth Book Creation Workshop with Libro Abierto/Open Book (Ages 13 - 18)

In these eight consecutive workshops, students will have the opportunity to work with a writer and a group of visual artists to generate images and text that will later become pages in a variety of handmade books. Process over product will be emphasized although students will have made a variety of handmade books expressing their ...

May 25 @ 2:30 PM, Jun 1 @ 2:30 PM

May
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

ShapeUp NYC: Beginner Yoga

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Jairo leads this fitness class where participants will practice beginning Vinyasa postures to warm up the body, bring flexibility to all muscles and joints, and wake up the nervous system followed by stretching exercises and ending with deep relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise; bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. 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
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

What is Depression?

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 the mental health experts from H+H/Elmhurst. This program will be in Spanish.


May
24
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Movie Showing: Kids' Choice

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Vote starting Monday to help choose which movie the library will show on Friday! The choices are "The Good Dinosaur" (2015, PG), "Cinderella" (2015, PG), and "Kung Fu Panda 3" (2016, PG). Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish (if available for chosen movie).


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May
25
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Youth Book Creation Workshop with Libro Abierto/Open Book (Ages 8-12)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In this series of eight workshops, visual artists and poets are co-teaching to introduce students to creative writing and visual art exercises that will later be bound into a combination of book structures. Students will learn pop-up books, non-adhesive structure using paper interlocking shapes, a combination of accordion folds, and handmade papermaking. This is for ages 8-12; there is limited space. Contact Corona Library for more information.

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

Additional Dates


May
25
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Youth Book Creation Workshop with Libro Abierto/Open Book (Ages 13 - 18)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In these eight consecutive workshops, students will have the opportunity to work with a writer and a group of visual artists to generate images and text that will later become pages in a variety of handmade books. Process over product will be emphasized although students will have made a variety of handmade books expressing their ideas/concerns by the end of the series. This is for ages 13 - 18; there is limited space. Contact Corona Library for more information.

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

Additional Dates


May
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Desk Decoration

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come help decorate the librarian's desk! A new design will be picked every week that we need your help to create. All ages are welcome.


May
29
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Music for Tots

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come sing and dance to wonderful children's tunes! A few songs in Spanish are included. This program is recommended for ages 2+.


May
31
3:45PM

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5:30PM

Movie Showing: "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Discover the hidden world of the night furies with Hiccup and Toothless in "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" (2019, PG). Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish (if available).


Jun
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

ShapeUp NYC: Beginner Yoga

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Jairo leads this fitness class where participants will practice beginning Vinyasa postures to warm up the body, bring flexibility to all muscles and joints, and wake up the nervous system followed by stretching exercises and ending with deep relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise; bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. 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


Jun
3
12:30PM

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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. This program is 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


Jun
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Aliens: Escape from Earth with Sciencetellers

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Throughout the intergalactic story, children 6 to 12 will get to discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions and so much more! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure. It's totally out of this world! Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
5
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 storytime and singing! This program is 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


Jun
7
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Movie Showing: "Holes"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join Corona Library for a movie screening of the movie "Holes" (2003, PG)! Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish.


Jun
12
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Drag Queen Story Hour at Corona Library

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Please join us for the Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH). DQSH is a program for children ages 3 – 8 years old that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. The children will sing songs, listen to stories, and participate in a craft activity.


Jun
14
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Movie Showing: "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join Corona Library for a movie screening of the movie "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" (1997, PG)! Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish.


Jun
21
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Movie Showing: Kids' Choice

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Vote starting Monday to help choose which movie the library will show on Friday! The choices are "Spy Kids" (2001, PG), "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams"
(2002, PG), or "Spy Kids 3: Game Over" (2003, PG). Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish (if available for chosen movie).


Jun
26
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Music for Tots

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come sing and dance to wonderful children's tunes! A few songs in Spanish are included. This program is recommended for ages 2+.


Jun
28
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Movie Showing: "WALL-E"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join Corona Library for a movie screening of the movie "WALL-E" (2008, PG)! Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish.


Jul
1
12:30PM

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1:15PM

Baby Storytime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Enjoy songs, knee-bouncers, and simple books with your baby. This program is 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


Jul
24
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Naturalization Workshop (in English and Spanish)

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

This workshop is for legal permanent residents to fill out the N-400 application for naturalization and a full or partial fee waiver, if eligible. To register for the workshop, call 718-990-0730 or text Catholic Migration Services at 718-866-3687 or go online: https://www.citizenshipworks.org/info/vieweventdetail/1696


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. Francisco Moya
FMoya@council.nyc.gov
District Office 106-01 Corona Avenue
Corona NY, 11368
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
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catalina Cruz
District Office82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 607
Jackson Heights NY, 11372
phone: 718-458-5367
fax: 718-478-2371
Albany Office
US Congress
Hon. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
District Office
Legislative Office229 Cannon HOB
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
NYS Senate
Hon. Jessica Ramos
ramos@nysenate.gov
District Office32-37 Junction Boulevard
East Elmhurst NY, 11369
phone: 718-205-3881
fax: 718-205-4145
Legislative OfficeLegislative Office Building, Room 946
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2529
fax: 518-426-6909

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.