Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612


Mon – Thurs:

9:00am - 8:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182

FAX:  570-674-5863

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Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
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Holiday Hours


The library will be closed

Friday, April 7.


Our normal hours will resume

Saturday, April 8.


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Book Signing

The Resurrection of Mil

By Jack McCutcheon

Saturday, April 1

11:00am ~ 2:00pm


From the publisher: Ben Turner recounts the astonishing story of his 95 year old mother in law, Mil, and the incredible journey they share as a series of unexplainable and emotionally charged events unfold. The reader will be drawn to the familiar characters and captivated by how each are affected by their experiences with Mil. The Resurrection of Mil is not only an amazing story but also one of love and hope for all who have or will struggle with life's adversities. It is a message the world needs today that will leave people comforted, hopeful and inspired. A thoroughly uplifting read as Jack McCutcheon's inaugural novel takes the reader on a six day pilgrimage spreading compassion and love culminating in the greatest miracle of all.

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Photography Class

Wednesday, April 12 ~ 7:00pm

Call or come in to register.


Join us for a basic composition class for any skill level or level of interest, and any type of camera including cell phones! Hosted by photographer Michael Touey.

“Since I was a teenager, photography has been part of my life. I was drawn to the pages of Life and Time, the raw black and white images that captured the moment and defined an era. It was with this inspiration that I started mykl2e photography. A photography business that used a documentary style to capture corporate, commercial, and family assignments. My years behind the lens have allowed me to meet many interesting people and explore new places. A journey of moments, not miles. Times have changed from the pages of magazines to the pages of the internet but my passion for creating images has always remained the same.”

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Back Mountain Memorial Library New Books


Each month, we will post a list of the newest titles that have been added to our collection.


For March 2023:


Express Loan

Storm Watch by C J Box

Worthy Opponents: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Forget What You Know by Christina Dodd

Old Babes in the Wood: Stories by Margaret Atwood

Standing Dead by Margaret Mizushima

Not of This World by Simon R Green



Storm Watch by C J Box

Worthy Opponents: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Forget What You Know by Christina Dodd

Old Babes in the Wood: Stories by Margaret Atwood

Standing Dead by Margaret Mizushima

Not of This World by Simon R Green

On the Savage Side: A Novel by Tiffany McDaniel

The Hidden One by Linda Castillo

The Sister Effect by Susan Mallery

Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff

I Have Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai

Pineapple Street: A Novel by Jenny Jackson

The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Hello Beautiful: A Novel by Ann Napolitano



Of Manners and Murder by Anastasia Hastings


Science Fiction

Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence by R F Kuang

Apoca Lips by Piers Anthony



Nora Ephron: A Biography by Kristin Marguerite Doidge



The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan

The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti

Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain by Bradley Bale

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

The Steger Homestead Kitchen by Will Steger

Life in the New World: Pittston, Pennsylvania by Mary Theresa Policare

Healthy Vegetarian and Vegan Slow Cooker by Nicola Graimes

The Complete Heart Healthy Cookbook for Beginners by Justine Hays

More Book Folding for Beginners by Holly DiBella-McCarthy

Creative Style: Liveable, Lovable Spaces by Lizzie McGraw



Storm Watch by C J Box

A Killing of Innocents: A Novel by Deborah Crombie

The Last Kingdom by Steve Berry



Encore in Death by J D Robb

The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz

Storm Watch by C J Box

Unnatural History by Jonathan Kellerman

More Than Meets the Eye by Iris Johansen



Doomed: Sacco, Vanzetti, And the End of The American Dream by John Florio

Icebreaker by A L Graziadei

Chip War: The Fight for The World’s Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller

Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Commemorative Book “75 Years of Memories”, Text: BACK MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY, Founded 1945, "75 Years of Memories", 1947-2021 AUCTION

The Back Mountain Memorial Library

is pleased to present

this commemorative book

of 75 years of our Annual Auction!


This book is a unique and beautiful window into a part of the history and the community of the Back Mountain. It features a history of the Back Mountain Memorial Library auction with a collection of pictures of the auction throughout the years, images of clippings from the Dallas Post and Sunday Independent, Auction posters, and Sue Hand’s Auction paintings.


You can purchase the commemorative book of “75 Years of Memories” for $10.00 at the library’s front desk.

Display Case

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March/April Display Case


Marianne Lurie, of Franklin Township, will be displaying her collection of handmade Ukrainian and Eastern European Pysanky eggs this March and April.


Marianne has been making eggs since she was a young child. Her maternal grandfather used to make eggs for her every Easter at his coal stove and taught her how to do the “drop pull” Polish version of Pysanky. She states that her favorite piece in her collection is the egg she designed as the 2002 White House ornament and also the ostrich egg she designed for a past president of Misericordia. Although not an egg, she also includes her “Pysanky Egg” Mule that was designed for the Miles of Mules NEPA fundraiser in 2003.

Of her display, Marianne says, “Originally, the idea to exhibit at the library was to showcase some of my work, but because of the current state of Ukraine and the efforts to erase these peaceful people and their culture, this exhibit is my attempt to share the beauty of Eastern European traditions and particularly the Ukrainian tradition of creating amazingly intricate eggs at Eastertime. You do not have to be an artist to appreciate the beauty, history, and folklore surrounding this spring tradition. Ukrainians believe that as long as Pysanky are created, goodness will prevail over evil. This exhibit is my tribute to the courage and the strength of all Ukrainians and their fight to be free.”

Art Wall

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March/April Art Wall


Julie Heffers, of Wilkes-Barre, will be exhibiting her oil paintings this March and April.


All of the pieces are portraits and figures of friends and family members, most of which are painted in an impressionistic-realism style. Painting ever since high school, Julie credits her art teacher at Meyers, Mrs Franckiewicz, for encouraging her creativity. She continued her art studies at Kutztown University for an additional year before turning to nursing as her lifelong passion and profession.

Julie, who prefers to work in oil, Prismacolor colored pencil, charcoal, and graphite, is currently working on a series of figurative oil studies depicting friends as gods and goddesses set in compositions with a touch of surrealism. Julie has titled that series “Deus Inter Lucem et Tenebras.” Two of these pieces will be included in the library’s exhibit.

Continuing Programs

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“Our New Normal: How Teens are Redefining School Life”


Click the link below to watch this digital special on how teens are redefining school life.


From vax and mask mandates to curriculum protests, students in America are seeking a new normal amid the ongoing chaos created by the pandemic. So how are they doing? Watch “Our New Normal” Hosted by @StudentReportingLabs & featuring @ItsAmnaNawaz.


Produced by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Although the live event has ended, you can watch it in full here.

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Dallas Post Archive 1929-1986


The Dallas Post covers the Back Mountain communities of Luzerne County in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The newspaper was established in 1889 and offers its readers community, church, school, and local sports news.


Click the Dallas Post Archive tab at the left, go to the Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive at, or click here.

Click on Browse by Title.

Scroll down to the Dallas Post.

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cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca is Here!


Download our eBook service to enjoy books and audiobooks on all your devices! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.

Download the cloudLibrary app from the App Store on your mobile device or computer. Click here for the direct link to choose your app and get started! Once the app is downloaded, and you have your library card, you can set up an account in the app in a few easy steps!

For complete instructions, click on the tab at left to go to our eBooks & Online Books Page.

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cloudLibrary NewsStand

eMagazines Are Here!


Download our eMagazine service, from the Back Mountain Memorial Library and the Luzerne County Library System, to enjoy magazines on all your devices! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.

Check out magazines to download and read online or offline in a variety of languages. Using cloudLibrary NewsStand is as easy as cloudLibrary. Simply go to their website at, or you can download their app onto your device! You can find it in your app store under cloudLibrary NewsStand.

For complete instructions, click on the tab at left to go to our eBooks & Online Books Page.

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Free Library of Philadelphia


Click the picture at left, or link here, to visit the website for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Its programs, resources, services, and eBook and eAudiobook collection are available to the public at no charge to anyone with a card for their library. Once on the website, click on Get a Library Card in the upper right corner of the screen to fill out the online application or print a paper application to mail in.

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Please continue to check the library website and Facebook page for updates, activities, and online library card sign up. If you do not have a library card, you can get one online which will enable you to be able to make use of our Cloud Library, eBooks, and eAudio books. Click here, fill out the form, and submit.


Keep in mind our Back Mountain Businesses. Check their websites, Facebook pages, or call to find out how they can help you with their available services.


Books can be returned to the library book drop. We look forward to seeing you. Stay healthy and safe!

Events and Fundraisers

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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 at left, or the Support the Library page tab, for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.

Free Resource Links

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Are you looking for a good book, or something similar to one you just finished? Try BookBrowse!


BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers which includes reviews, previews, “read-alike” suggestions, “beyond the book” articles, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.


It seeks out gems from both established writers and first time authors; novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just page-turners, and thought provoking nonfiction that entertains as it informs.

Each month hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy BookBrowse's extensive free content, and many subscribe to their free newsletters.


Click on the BookBrowse tab to start your adventure today!

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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 patrons 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.)

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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!