B.E.S.T. Award (Bringing Excellence in Service by Teens) was established to honor significant contributions by a teenager in library service. Each year, there are two winners: one from Nassau and one from Suffolk. They are chosen by a committee of members of the Young Adult Services Divisions of the Nassau and Suffolk Library Associations. A commemorative plaque and a $150.00 stipend are awarded annually to a teenager in each county.
To qualify for the B.E.S.T. award, all nominees must:
Be a Nassau or Suffolk County resident.
Be a volunteer, employee or other affiliate of any library-related organization.
Have a library sponsor who submits a recommendation which demonstrates significant library service.
Be between 13 and 19 years of age.
— All entries remain the property of their respective YA Division —
Each nominee will receive a certificate of appreciation and letter of commendation from the B.E.S.T. Award Committee.
The 2013 B.E.S.T. Award for Nassau County was awarded to Aisha Cooper, Uniondale Public Library, at the Long Island Library Conference, May 2, 2013.
Previous B.E.S.T. Award Winners:
|2014||Samantha Raggio||Franklin Square Public Library|
|2013||Aisha Cooper||Uniondale Public Library|
|2012||Evan Sandgren||Garden City High School Library|
|2011||Gina Darnaud||Levittown Public Library|
|2010||David Kane||Rockville Centre|
|2009||Kaitlin Quinn||East Williston|
|2007||Andrea Crivello||Island Trees|
|2005||Melissa Bobe||Rockville Centre|
|2004||Kriti Kathuria||Shelter Rock|
|2003||Liora Barzideh||Shelter Rock|
|2000||Courtney Connolly||Rockville Centre|
|1998||Harry Oettinger||Oyster Bay|
|1995||Christina Marie Carbone||Bayville|
|1993||Marvin and Matthew Mitchell||Long Beach|
|1991||Larry Mergentheimer||East Meadow|
|1989||Rocco Cassano||East Meadow|
|1988||Heather Scheiber||Port Washington|
Last edited 3/27/2015.