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East Elmhurst

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Oct
15
3:00PM

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5:30PM

STACKS Enrichment Program

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Developed by Queens Public Library, the STACKS Enrichment Program is a free enrichment program for children ages 6–14. STACKS was created to enhance your child's learning experiences through age-appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps school-age children build their social and academic skills.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bingo for Kids

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy an evening of bingo and there will be prizes and surprises!


Oct
16
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: East Elmhurst
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.

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Oct
17
5:00PM

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7:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the East Elmhurst Library Reference Desk beginning Thursday, October 3 at 12 pm. or by calling 718-424-2619.

East ElmhurstThu, Oct 24, 20195:00PM - 7:30PM

Oct
19
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Family Playtime

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Family playtime is fun for the whole family!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word For Adults and Teens

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Are you interested in learning to use Microsoft Word? Do you need to write a letter or a paper for school? These classes can teach you to create and save documents, and edit them according to your needs. Basic computer skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Google Docs For Adults and Teens

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Tired of losing your work on Microsoft Word? Want a better way to type your papers without losing them? Come join us at East Elmhurst Library for a crash class on Google Docs!

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

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Oct
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word For Kids

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Are you interested in learning to use Microsoft Word? Do you need to write a letter or a paper for school? These classes can teach you to create and save documents, and edit them according to your needs. Basic computer skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Computers For Adults and Teens

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Would you like to know how to use computers, or how to send an e-mail to a friend or family member? Then these classes are for you.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and manage your own email account. Customers can learn to send and receive messages, to attach documents, and maintain their inboxes.


Nov
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Computers For Kids

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Would you like to know how to use computers, or how to send an email to a friend or family member? Then these classes are for you.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

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

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the East Elmhurst library beginning Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-242-2619.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adults' Bingo Night

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come and meet new friends and enjoy a night of Bingo. There will be surprises and prizes.


Nov
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Excel

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Find out how to use spreadsheets, navigate the program, and perform data entry.


Dec
6
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Baby Basics: Moms' Club

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Baby Basics is a group that provides education and support to pregnant people. Join us and learn more about:
- How to have a healthy pregnancy
- Preparing for labor, birth and the arrival of your baby
- How to care for a newborn
- Emotional changes and challenges
- Breastfeeding and nutrition
- Family planning
Call 347-571-2792 to register. This class is in Spanish.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the East Elmhurst reference desk beginning Thursday, Dec 5 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-242-2619.

East ElmhurstThu, Dec 19, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
East ElmhurstThu, Dec 26, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

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. 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
NYS Assembly
Hon. Jeffrion L. Aubry
AubryJ@nyassembly.gov
District Office 98-09 Northern Boulevard
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
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
District Office74-09 37th Avenue, Suite 305
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: 718-662-5970
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

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 .