The Library was conceived by Corona-East Elmhurst residents, who formed the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst, Inc. (LAC) a 501c3, not-for-profit community based organization in collaboration with Queens Library. From April 1969-October 1987, the LAC Board of Directors operated and staffed the library as a “federally funded special project”, when it gained full status within Queens Library. The four (4) components of the Langston Hughes Library Center are: the Langston Hughes Community Library, the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County (BHRC), the after school Homework Assistance Program (HAP), and the Cultural Arts Program (CAP). Queens Library is responsibility for day-to-day library operations including the Black Heritage Center, while LAC has responsibility for funding and operating the homework and cultural arts programs.
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