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Library board grateful to staff, ICRMP

September 14, 2022

Press release

The board of trustees for the Boundary County Library is pleased to announce a three-month extension to insurance coverage for the Boundary County Library. In a unanimous vote, the board of ICRMP, the insurance provider for the library and many of the public institutions for the state of Idaho, granted the library 90 days to rectify policy and administrative weaknesses that led to the original decision to cancel insurance coverage for the library as of October 2022.

Board chair Bob Blanford and former director Sandra Ashworth traveled to Boise September 13 to plead the case before ICRMP and successfully negotiated this extension, with the possibility of continued coverage if ICRMP sees improvement in the 90-day period. The board of the Boundary County Library would like to thank ICRMP for this extension and for putting faith in them to continue working to put the library back on solid footing.

The board would also like to thank the small staff of the library that has remained to keep the doors open and continue to serve the patrons of the Boundary County Library despite the unprecedented recent struggles the library has endured. As we bid a fond farewell to the employees that could no longer justify continued employment at the library, we would also like to thank them for their long and selfless service in the face of adversity.

As the Boundary County Library seeks to rebuild staff, administration, policy and public trust in one of our most treasured institutions, we ask the public for patience and understanding as we move forward.

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Mike Weland, Publisher

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P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
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