Since her demotion, Close has remained on staff at the same pay she received as director.

The board never outlined its reasons for demoting Close, who had led the library district since its formation nearly 26 years ago. The board voted 6-2 in favor of the demotion, with another two board members resigning before the vote rather than take part.

It appears Close was targeted by representatives of Twin Lakes and Randall. Prior to the demotion, the Library Board had received letters from the chairman of the Randall Town Board, and the presidents of the Silver Lake and Twin Lakes village boards demanding that Close be fired, in part because they believe Close favored changing representation on the Library Board to meet guidelines required by state law.