The B.E.S.T. Award is given annually to honor a teen that has made a significant contribution to library services.

The B.E.S.T. Award is sponsored jointly by the Young Adult Services Divisions of the Suffolk and Nassau County Library Associations. A commemorative plaque is awarded to a teen winner in each county, as well as a $150 stipend.

Each nominee receives a certificate of appreciation and letter of commendation by the B.E.S.T. Award Committee.

The winners are selected by a committee of the Young Adult Services Divisions of the Nassau and Suffolk County Library Associations. All entries will remain the property of those divisions.


2019: Lauren Prete Connetquot Public Library

2018: Kevin Ryan Mastics-Moriches Shirley Community Library

2017:  Luigia Than Port Jefferson Free Library

2016:  Josh Ramirez, Brentwood Public Library

2013:  Ashley McHugh, West Babylon Public Library

2012:  Ryquasia Bonds, Wyandanch Public Library

2011:  Daniel Roach, South Huntington Library

2010: Alexis Giussepone, Harborfields Public Library

2009: Kristin Fisher, Jermain Memorial Library

2008: Rebecca Goldstein, Longwood Public Library

2007: Christian Escudero, Bayport-Blue Point Public Library