LAC was conceived and founded in 1968 as a sub-committee of the local Community Corporation of the Anti-Poverty Program. It was formed to address Corona-East-Elmhurst’s need for a library. In April 1969, the Langston Hughes Library opened, as a federally funded special project of the Queens Library, conceived an operated by the LAC.
The LAC Board of Directors negotiated a Letter of Agreement with the Board of Trustees of the Queens Public Library dated October 1987, granting the Librarry Center branch status, outlining the role of the LAC, and creating a working partnership between the Corona-East Elmhurst community and Queens Library.
LAC participated and advised in the site selection process for the new Library site, which opened in November 1999