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Library Friends Awarded at #FLACON2024 and Hermes Creative Awards in Marketing

Library Awards

On May 17, 2024, the Friends of the Orange County Library System Inc. was awarded the Friends, Foundations and Special Projects Award at the 2024 Florida Library Association Annual Conference. In November 2023, we hosted a signature event, welcoming bestselling author Neil Gaiman and acclaimed cartoonist Art Spiegelman to the Dr. Phillips Center’s Steinmetz Hall for an insightful conversation covering the topics of cartooning and writing, friendship, identity, and more.

The event, which was sponsored by the Friends, swiftly sold-out highlighting our community’s interest and enthusiasm.

OCLS’s Marketing and Public Relations Graphics and Video/Photo team was recently honored by the HERMES Creative Awards – two Platinum, two Gold, and two Honorable Mentions. Achieving a Platinum award requires an exceptional score of 90-100, while Gold awards require a score of 80-89. Not all entries can reach those levels, so this is a testament to the remarkable quality of our work. See below for a list of the awards and links to revisit the videos and designs. 

OCLS Adult Summer At Your Library Orange County Library System Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media I Video Creativity j 188. Editing Jesse Draus, Media Production Specialist Caryn Morris, Digital Marketing Specialist Benjamin Garcia, Lead Graphic Designer

2024 HERMES Platinum Award: OCLS Adult Summer At Your Library

Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media / Video Creativity / Editing
Jesse Draus, Media Production Specialist
Caryn Morris, Digital Marketing Specialist
Benjamin Garcia, Lead Graphic Designer

2024 HERMES Platinum Award: Orlando Ballet “A Street Car Named Desire” Promotion Video

Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media / Social Media
Jesse Draus, Media Production Specialist
Caryn Morris, Digital Marketing Specialist
Benjamin Garcia, Lead Graphic Designer

2024 HERMES Gold Award: 100-Year OCLS Beer Label

Print Media / Design / Packaging / Label
Kelly Williams, Graphic Designer

2024 HERMES Gold Award: OCLS Book Bike

Print Media / Design / Book Bike Wrap
Benjamin Garcia, Lead Graphic Designer

Honorable Mention: OCLS Fine Free

Print Media / Photography / Advertising
Amanda Murphy , Photographer

Honorable Mention: Wave Fines Goodbye

Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media / Video / Editing
Jesse Draus, Media Production Specialist
Caryn Morris, Digital Marketing Specialis

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Juneteenth Closure

Orange County Library System will be closed Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. The library system will resume normal business hours on Thursday, June 20. View a complete list of holiday closures >