Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
Click the link above
to access the
Kids Power Library!
Click HERE for
Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
Click HERE for
Book Donation

Click the link for

a list of YA Card
Community Sponsors
Follow Us On:

The Paranormal

Presented by the Silver Broomstick

Saturday, October 21 ~ 11:00am

Call or come in to register.


Bill Brennan from the Silver Broomstick will present this free program on the paranormal. He will be discussing the types of hauntings, and display and discuss the equipment and theory used in investigations.

Hurricane Agnes

Book Presentation

Wednesday, October 25 ~ 7:00pm


Author Bryan Glahn will give a presentation on his recent book, Hurricane Agnes. Referred to simply as "the flood" by Wyoming Valley residents, Hurricane Agnes stuck Northeastern Pennsylvania in June 1972. Glahn will retell the story of Agnes with first person accounts and photographs. He will also have copies of his book available for purchase.

Adult Coloring

Fridays ~ 11:00am

October 6 and 20,

and November 3 and 17


Relax, enjoy the company of others and share in the simple joy of putting color to paper. Bring your own supplies or use items provided by the library.

2017 Fall Story Time

Story Times begin the week of October 17

and end the week of December 5.


Please see the Children's Room Page

for more information.

Yoga Class

Monday Evenings ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

September 25 ~ October 30

Class size is limited.


The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning September 25. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

Book Club


The Book Discussion Groups are looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining these fun and relaxed book groups can call or come in to the library to sign up.


Monday morning Book Club meets the 4th Monday at 10:00am.

Thursday morning Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday at 10:00am.

Events and Fundraisers

The Friends of the Library and

Leggio’s Italian Ristorante Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 7 ~ 5:00pm - 8:00pm

64 E Center Hill Rd, Dallas


Bring family and friends to Leggio's Italian Ristorante in Dallas to enjoy great food while supporting our library on November 7!

A percentage of the total sales (bar not included) taken in from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, including eat-in, take out, and gift certificates purchased, will be donated to the library.


Look for the library display at the front of the restaurant to register to win a Leggio's Gift Card! We would like to thank the community for their participation, and Salvatore and Lori Leggio for offering this fundraising opportunity.

The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Paintings by Sara Grier


Paintings by Sara Grier of Huntington Mills will be on display this September.


Grier has been painting abstract art for about five years. Her art is inspired by the works of psychotherapist and shaman Cristobal Jodorowsky, whose work she has been following from afar. She explained that Jodorowsky’s work has taught her the concept of “working through what’s in your head through art.” Her experience with painting, she said, has given her “a lot for respect for artists who have done this for a long time.” She named her two biggest champions as husband Mike Grier and local artist Bob Husty, who have challenged her to excel in her artwork.

Grier sells selected pieces of her work through the Wyoming Valley Art League, located on Franklin Avenue in Wilkes Barre. She can be contacted about her work at

Display Case

Juliet Price, 10, daughter of Terry and Beatrice Price of Sweet Valley, will be showcasing her postcard collection this September.


Juliet has been collecting the postcards for three years. Her collection began as a school project, she explained. “I collected postcards from each state when I was studying the USA. I also have some from other countries,” she said.

Juliet’s collection came to her from people across the country who were willing to mail her a postcard from their various states. “It was exciting to get the postcards,” Juliet said. “I hung them up on the wall! I put a sticker on the state when I got each state. I was excited when I finally collected one from all of the states.”  

Juliet said that her favorite postcard in her collection is one from a friend in Oregon. “My friend Julia sent some from countries in Europe. I like the ones with information about the states,” she said.

Continuing Programs
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by caling or coming in to the library.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patron's is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events