Teen Librarian Awards

The Awards were created in 2011 as a way to promote and celebrate the outstanding work that Young Adult Librarians are providing to the teens of Suffolk County.
Every year, at the YASD Annual Author Visit and Luncheon, each nominee is recognized and the recipient of each award will be presented with a plaque.

To nominate a librarian for the 2023 Teen Librarian Award, complete the following nomination form.


2022 Winners

Most Creative Program: Katie Brand, Rachel Cecchini, Lindsay Christ, and Colleen Navins,The Smithtown Library, Laser Tag
Most Successful Program: Michelle Kenney, Middle Country Public Library, Career Conversations
Best Community Service Program: Rachel Cecchini, The Smithtown Library, Veterans Ribbons

2016 Winners

Most Creative Program: Michelle Kenney and Sara Fade, Middle Country Library, Zombie Survival Night
Most Successful Program: James Matias, Middle Country Public Library, Teen Technology Club
Best Display: Kristie Korade, Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, Banned Books Display
Best Community Service Program: Kristine Tanzi, Middle Country Public Library, Green Teens

2013 Winners

Best Community Service Program: Sara Fade, Middle Country, Mutt-i-grees in the Library
Best Display: Christine Fitzgerald, Patchogue-Medford Library, Wonderful Weirdos Day
Most Creative Program: Laura Austin, Hampton Bays Public Library, Old School Party
Most Outstanding Program: Dana Amarosa, Westhampton Free Library, Zombie Library Program

2012 Winners

Best Community Service Program: Martha Mikkleson, Patchogue-Medford Library, Study Buddies
Best Display: Kim Zettwoch, Hampton Library, Magnetic White Board
Most Creative Program: Jackie Dunn, Hampton Bays Public Library, Newsprint Nails
Most Outstanding Program: Jennfer Folwer and Beth Sullivan, West Islip Public Library, Library Lock-In

2011 Winners

Wackiest Teen Program: Jennifer Fowler, West Islip Public Library, Teen Haunted House
Program Flop of the Year: James Richeson, Port Jefferson Free Library, Benito Box 101
Most Creative Program: Samantha Winter, Port Jefferson Free Library, Library Golf 
Best Community Service Program: Martha Mikkelson, Patchogue-Medford Library, Music Buddies 

Most Successful Teen Program: Candy Reeder, Northport – East Northport Public Library, Speaking of Writing Series