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Happy Thanksgiving

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    During this holiday season we are sincerely thankful for you. We are grateful for your patronage and continued confidence in us. On behalf of all of us at McMurray Stern we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving & Holiday Season.  November Holiday Season Thursday 11.26.15 […]

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Our #shelfie contest winner is…


#SHELFIE…Shelfie (n.): A picture or portrait of your bookshelf. Showcasing literature IN ALL IT’S GLORY! The winner is… Librarian Claire of Los Angeles! Thank you for your #shelfie, Claire. Claire has won a $100  gift card.  What’s going on at your library? If your library is in need […]

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Will Libraries Outlive Books?

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Future Tense panels consider the library of 2100 and beyond Originally posted By Nancy Gravatt | November 17, 2015 Can you imagine only one universal library in the world by the next century? And what might a librarian’s profile look like—more scientist or content manager? Those questions […]

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Take a #SHELFIE ?

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A picture or portrait of your bookshelf. Showcasing literature IN ALL IT’S GLORY! (This term was originally defined by author Rick Riordan). Not to be confused with selfie.  As you can see, everything in my shelfie is color coordinated.  Take a #SHELFIE & Win $$ In honor […]

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Rinse, Spin, Read To Kids: It’s A Mashup Of Laundromat and Library


↑ Share this story #libromat Originally posted at  NPR.ORG  OCTOBER 27, 2015 4:09 PM ET Andrew Boryga Poor mothers often spend way too much time hunched over a washboard. What if they could use those hours to curl up with their kids and read a book instead? A group of […]

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Libraries: Recapture sq. footage for common areas and collaborative spaces

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By SPACESAVER — Compelling design and aesthetics, thoughtful customer service, world class amenities, state-of-the-art facilities…Sounds like an advertisement for a spa or a luxury hotel, right? Collaboration, community, creativity, pride, ownership, synergy. Surely a description of the culture at successful businesses and organizations, right? Put all this […]

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Temperatures drop to -4 deg. in SoCal… with Temp. Controlled Storage


   Storage is dynamic, not static. You depend on it to store products, inventory, large parts and small tools. But why not make the static shelving in your space…dynamic? Why not make it move? ActivRAC mobile carriage and rail systems enable existing pallet racking or static shelving […]

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FREE Download: The Repurposed Library

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Long gone are the days when the main purpose for libraries was to store books and media for the community to borrow. Today, Libraries are repurposing their spaces to provide collaborative areas, private rooms for meetings and conferences, workshops or makerspaces, lounges and cafes. Library repurposing has […]

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Need A Good Read? St. Louis Central Library Undergoes Massive Renovation

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  THE CHALLENGE: When a library as famous and well visited as the St. Louis Central Library (St. Louis, MO) undergoes a massive renovation, great care and consideration must go into the planning process. The iconic building was constructed in 1912 based on the Italian Renaissance style […]

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McMurray Stern to Exhibit at CLA’s Reimagine Reinvent Conference

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Are you going to CLA’s Annual Conference? We will be hosting an exhibit space at the upcoming California Library Association 117th annual conference in Pasadena at booth #526. Stop by to talk about book storage and how we can help you re-purpose your library. Planning a library renovation? Let […]

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  • “We are constantly complimented by visiting professionals on the wonderful condition of our state of the art facility. McMurray Stern provided us with a beautiful, efficient and accessible organization system that has made our facility a standout in Southern California museums. We are more than happy with our compactors and repository and would highly recommend McMurray Stern!”

    -Darla Abigt, Curator at the Western Science Center

  • “Maximum use of space is the biggest need to be able to store as many cans of film as possible and we’re very happy with McMurray Stern’s solution. From start to finish, they were perfect in everything. They did everything on time, actually finishing ahead of schedule.”

    -John Bragg, Branch Manager at Pacific Title Archive

  • “Students are now able to have intimate interactions with our collections. During the semester we have multiple classes using the space. Anywhere from 10-12 object are being studied each week. We could not be happier with the outcome and space.”

    -Steve Comba, Assistant Director of the Pomona College Museum of Art

  • “We are very happy with the two systems installed in our new building a few years ago that I work with on a daily basis. I would certainly contact McMurray Stern should we need anything else and I do recommend them to colleagues.”

    -Jim Hogue, Biology Department at California State University Northridge

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