Thursday, April 2, 2015

Know a teen that's made a contribution to library service? B.E.S.T Awards nominations sought!

Announcing the Nassau/Suffolk

B.E.S.T. AWARD 2015

(Bringing Excellence in Service by Teens)



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 Saturday, April 18th, 2015. Applications should be sent to:

Nassau County                                                          Suffolk County

Natalie Korsavidis                                                      Christine Fitzgerald

Young Adult Librarian                                               Youth Services Librarian

Farmingdale Public Library                                        Hampton Bays Public Library

116 Merritts Road                                                       52 Ponquogue Avenue

Farmingdale,  NY 11520                                            Hampton Bays, NY 11946          

Telephone: 516-249-9090                                           Telephone: (631) 728-6241

Fax: 516-694-9697                                                      Fax: (631) 728-0166

E-mail:                           E-mail: 



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 - Melville Marriott

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