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Queens Library To Take Plastic Bags Out of Circulation

In an effort to protect the environment and better use our financial resources, Queens Library will stop offering plastic shopping bags to our customers at all 65 locations on June 30, 2018.

Plastic bags release toxins into the ground and water, can take hundreds of years to decompose, and in many cases are used ...

Celebrate National Library Lovers Month

Show your love for libraries by entering our Share Your Love for Queens Library Photo Contest.  

Enter the contest today and show how much you love your library for a chance to win a Samsung 16 GB Galaxy Tablet!

Complete contest rules here.

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood, located at 35-32 21st Street in Long Island City, offers an outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified staff; the best learning experience for your child; free after-school care until 5:30 p.m.; and all the ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library.

The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year.

At Queens Library, you can attend traditional ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're age 60 and older, or earn $66,000 or less a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Celebrate Black History Month at Queens Library!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for Black History Month!

We’ll be screening movies, hosting talks, and presenting concerts to celebrate and commemorate the Black experience in America.

Programs are available for children, teens, and adults, including five special events focusing on Claudia ...

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 ...

Feb
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Family Fun Time

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

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


Feb
24
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Ready, set, bank- Financial Literacy & Mobile Banking

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

Ready, set, bank is a micro learning video series. This 4 part workshop series will be incorporated into a 6 week Financial Literacy program where customers will learn to download and navigate finance and banking apps. They will also learn how to deposit checks from their phone, pay bills online and create budgets. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 347-272-4875 and to register visit queenslibrary.org.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
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. Recommended for ages 0-24 months.


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Feb
27
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Health Insurance Information & Enrollment

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Families and small businesses that need assistance with enrollments into the New York State of Health Marketplace may come in to sit down with a Navigator from the Hispanic Federation to help with the application process.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Music for Tots

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

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


Feb
28
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Pokémon Club!

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Are you a Pokémon master? Then prove it. Come to the Pokémon Club to find fellow trainers to battle against or just join other fans in the fun Pokémon activity of the day!


Mar
2
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


Mar
3
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 with other children.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Yoga

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

All are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
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


Mar
5
2:30PM

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6:00PM

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 - and maybe a museum ticket! Ask for more information at the children's desk.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Don't Snooze on Clues: An Anti-Bullying Workshop

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This workshop will engage youths ages 6-12 to: Promote respect for diversity and differences; Prevent bias-based harassment, intimidation and/or bullying; and Promote becoming a "change agent" in their school and community.


Mar
7
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. 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


Mar
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mad Science Workshops

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come Join the STACKS program and experience some fun science experiments with the Mad Science Team! Whether its exploring the power of magnets, taking a tour on an electric freeway or making your own robot, you will surely have fun while learning some interesting facts about science. Students will also have an opportunity to learn about the environment and the effects of oil spills.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
4:30PM

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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


Mar
9
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Movie Showing: "Coco"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Are you ready for a trip through the Land of the Dead? If so, come watch "Coco!" Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish.


Mar
10
2:30PM

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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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come learn basic facts about breast, prostate, cervical and colorectal cancer prevention and early detection with Peer Educators from New York Presbyterian Queens. All are welcome. This program will be in Spanish.


Mar
14
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! Recommended ages 2+.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
14
3:00PM

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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


Mar
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

How to Get Into College with a Scholarship (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Part I:
In this workshop in Spanish you will learn what you need to know in high school in order to become the best candidate for the nation's top colleges and scholarships!
Part II:
Learn about the college process, how to apply for the best scholarships out there, and learn a strategy that could help you get into the Ivy Leagues.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Celebre la Primavera con la Chef Ana Tinco! [Causa Limeña de Perú]

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Ana Maria Tinco was born in Lima, Peru. As a small child, she learned to prepare the typical dishes of her native land. Today you will learn how to make [and have the opportunity to taste] Causa Limeña. This pre-columbian Peruvian dish is widely enjoyed across Peru.


Mar
23
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Movie Showing: "Monsters University"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Will Monsters University be everything Mike hoped? Come find out by watching "Monsters University"! Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish.


Apr
7
12:30PM

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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


Apr
10
6:30PM

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8:30PM

National Library Week Book Banquet

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

Join us as Queens Library celebrates National Library Week with our first ever Book Banquet author series. We will be hosting six catered author events with Ting C. Wang, Marina Budhos, Ashley Woodfolk, Zetta Elliott, Ina Yalof, and Javaka Steptoe. The author talks and meals will offer patrons a chance to listen to each author speak about their writing and have a conversation with authors over a meal. All events are free.


Apr
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about
*Lead poisoning and sources of lead
*How to control pests safely and
*How to prevent and get rid of bedbugs
All are welcome. For more information, please call 646-632-6023.


Apr
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Bike Maintenance 101

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 2 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.

Registration is required at: https://www.bike.nyc/education/classes/bike-maintenance-101/
Space is limited.


Apr
26
4:00PM

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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.


May
15
2:00PM

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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
18
2:00PM

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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.


Jun
27
2:00PM

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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

 

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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 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 607
Jackson Heights NY, 11372
phone: 718-458-5367
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.