Photos by Don Pollard
(left to right) Julie Strauss-Gabel, publisher of Dutton Children’s Books; Langston Hughes Library Executive Director Andrew P. Jackson; and Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President of the Queens Library.

One Corona library has stood out from over 13,000 nominations throughout the city for its dedication to the local diverse community.

The Langston Hughes Community Library, located at 100-01 Northern Blvd., was announced on Thursday as one of five winners in this year’s second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

One neighborhood resident and community group member who nominated the Langston Hughes Library said it “unites people across ethnic and cultural lines” and allows residents to see just how much they have in common.

It is the only Queens library to win this year and joins the Corona Library, which was one of the winners during the awards’ inaugural year.

This year’s winners, which were selected from more than 13,000 nominations in the city’s three library systems, each received $20,000. They each also received a two-minute video showing the impact each branch has on its communities.

Along with the five winners, five other finalists were presented with $10,000. These included two Queens libraries – the Sunnyside Library and Cambria Heights Library.

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