Announcing the B.E.S.T. Award – Nassau/Suffolk 2015

B.E.S.T Award Application.

B.E.S.T. Award Application.

(Apply for the B.E.S.T. Award now!)


To honor significant contributions by a teenager to library services.


A commemorative plaque will be awarded to one teen in each county.

Each award recipient will also be given a $150 stipend.


  • Be a Nassau or Suffolk County resident.
  • Be a volunteer, employee or other affiliate of any library-related organization.
  • Have a library sponsor.
  • Submit a sponsor recommendation that demonstrates significant contribution to library services.
  • Must be between 13 and 19 years of age.


Applications may be submitted beginning Monday, March 3, 2015 and must be received no later than Monday, April 7, 2015. Applications should be sent to:

Nassau County
Natalie Korsavidis
Young Adult Librarian
Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Road
Farmingdale, NY 11520
Telephone: 516-249-9090
Fax: 516-694-9697

Suffolk County
Christine Fitzgerald
Youth Services Librarian
Hampton Bays Public Library
52 Ponquogue Avenue
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Telephone: 631-728-6241
Fax: 631-728-0166

A copy of the application can be found here.


A committee of the Young Adult Services Divisions of the Nassau and Suffolk County Library Associations will choose the winners. All entries will remain the property of those Divisions.

Each nominee will receive a certificate of appreciation and a letter of commendation from the B.E.S.T. Award committee.

Awards will be presented at the Long Island Library Conference May 7, 2015 at the Melville Marriott

Award sponsored by the Young Adult Services Divisions – Nassau and Suffolk County Library Associations