Chris Murray had been head of the West Palm Beach public library for only about a year when he had to steer its move from a decades-old building on the waterfront and into a library 2 1/2 times the size.
Murray grew up on Long Island, in the north shore town of Port Washington, N.Y. He worked at libraries in Charlotte, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn., and came to Florida to work for the Broward County library system. He became West Palm Beach’s assistant librarian in March 2002, interim head in late 2007 and main librarian in March 2008.
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