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East Elmhurst

This Weekend at Queens Library

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We hope you’ll join us at the library for the Guyanese Cultural Festival, Saturday science, Lincoln Center Local screenings, a Chinese author talk, afternoon chess, movies, music, and more! We hope to see you here, and have a happy ...

Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

Shakespeare in the Park is one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions—and now you can get your tickets at Queens Library!

Free tickets to Shakespeare’s "Julius Caesar," performed by the famed Public Theater, will be available at Elmhurst Community Library (86-07 Broadway) on ...

31-Hour Open House at Corona!

Experience everything Queens Library has to offer!

We're staying up all night at Corona Community Library for our 31-Hour Open House, which will include a Poetry of Inclusion open mic with Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella.

Be sure to also join us for immigration workshops and legal assistance; ...

Our New Music For May!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from The xx, Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Trey Songz, Aimee Mann, ...

Learn to Code & Transform Your Career!

Coalition for Queens (C4Q) is a local nonprofit that aims to create a tech community that is reflective of our society, with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Access Code is a 10-month software development program offered by the Coalition for Queens that trains talented ...

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and we're pleased to honor some prominent figures of Asian and Pacific Island descent that have made great contributions and added to the rich cultural tapestry of the United States.

We will feature notable people from a variety of professions and careers on our ...

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 ...

Malcolm Gladwell: We Can’t Let NYC Libraries Lag Behind

Thank you to author and critic Malcolm Gladwell for his new letter on behalf of our City's libraries!

"Since I moved to New York City 20 years ago to become a staff writer at The New Yorker, I've relied on public libraries," Gladwell writes.

"They are open and welcoming to all, from writers like ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

May
31
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Baby and Me

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This interactive lap-sit program for children, ages birth to 1 year, and their caregivers features nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.

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

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Jun
2
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Children (18 to 24 months) and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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

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Jun
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

"A" is for Africa, "D" is for Dance!

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Join us for this three session, literacy-based African Dance Workshop Series- with live music! Participants will dance, play instruments, sing, read, write and recite poetry to learn about and celebrate Africa! For youth 11-14.

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

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Jun
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Family Fun Hour

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Looking for a fun place to take the kids? Come join our Family Fun Hour. Children (18 months to 4 years) and their caregivers will enjoy an hour of socialization, with toys and music. Registration is not required.

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

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Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Architecture for Kids

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS program and have fun in this architectural, engineering and urban design workshop! Students who have participated in this workshop have successfully created superhero homes, fairy tale dens and their own miniature waterparks.


Jun
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Discovering Coral Reefs

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Join us for an exploration of incredible coral reef habitats! Find out why corals and the reefs they form are key habitats for fish and marine invertebrates. Discover the wonders of corals as we investigate bio facts, play a coral reef guessing game, meet a live reef animal, and learn about our role in helping to keep these wild places healthy and safe.


Jun
17
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Pedro Animal Falls in Love

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This comical folktale from the Dominican Republic tells the story of a simple, fun-loving young man who is crazy in love with a neighood girl. Our humerous, interactie puppet play integrates audiences into the story in order to help Pedro win the hand of true love.


Jun
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

"Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales!"

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Ahoy! People don't just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates stranded on an island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost...at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails...what else could building a pirate ship possible take?!


Jun
23
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Afternoon Movie Matinee

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come and join East Elmhurst for their Afternoon Movie Matinee!! This weeks featured film is "Batman vs. Superman.


Jul
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Art Adventures for Preschool Children

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Preschool children will explore creating art through this hands-on program.Please register at the Library

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

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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@nyassembly.gov
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 .