The Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst, Inc. (LAC), is the founding body of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, a branch of the Queens Public Library. Conceived by Corona-East Elmhurst residents, LAC is a 501c3, not-for-profit community based organization founded in 1969. From April 1969-October 1987, the LAC Board of Directors operated and staffed the library as a “federally funded special project”, until it gained full status within Queens Public Library. LAC now acts as an advisory board to the Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center. This critical relationship creates a working partnership between the Corona-East Elmhurst community and the Queens Public Library.
The Library Action Committee:
Current Members: Aretha Wareham (Chairperson) | Beryl Major (Vice Chairperson)| | Yasmeen Majid (Treasurer) | Patricia Ramos (Secretary)| Aimee Williams | Maxine Archer | C. Atterbury | Marjorie Clarke |
"As the Chair of the Library Action Committee of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, I am proud and honored to be a part of this prestigious and historic Library. I am a resident of Corona-East Elmhurst for over 40 years and I have watched the diversity of the community grow to a multicultural society. Langston Hughes has embraced this development and stands as a beacon in the past, the present and the future. Let the Dream continue for the next 50 years."
Aretha Wareham, Chair