Council chiefs in Lincolnshire have approved plans for up to 40 smaller libraries across the county to be run by their local communities - in a move designed to save £2 million pounds a year.
The decision comes after a series of protests against controversial plans by the County Council to close some libraries.
Four petitions with more than 20,000 signatures were handed in to the council opposing the closures.
The council will continue to run 15 larger libraries in central locations across the county.
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