BELTON — Belton’s Lena Armstrong Public Library will soon offer virtual books. The library received a $5,000 J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Award, which is given each spring to chosen applicants. Kim Kroll, the library’s director, said all the money will be spent only on e-books.

“We’re very happy,” she said. “We haven’t had e-books before.”

Kroll said the library already received a $10,000 grant from the State Library and Archives Commission and will combine that money with the Dobie Award to create the website offering the e-books.

Library staff is asking people to submit the names of books and authors they would like to read online.

Most of the requests so far, said librarian Sarah Maddaford, are for science fiction and fantasy as well as books by author Nora Roberts.

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