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
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Storm Closing


The library is CLOSED today,

Saturday January 18,

due to poor weather conditions.


Student Page Position Available


The library has an opening for a Student Page Position.

The schedule is for two evenings from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and every other Saturday from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Must be 16 to apply.


Ask for an application at the front desk.

Data Entry & Bulk Mailing Position Available

Part Time ~ Flexible Hours


Must be able to merge spreadsheets and generate lists and mailing labels.

Responsible for coordinating bulk mailings and maintaining several databases.


Ask for an application at the front desk.

The Back Mountain Memorial Library is grateful to Senator Lisa Baker, R-20th, Representative Karen Boback, R-117th, and Representative Aaron Kaufer, R-120th for their support of our Keystone Grant project through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This grant has been awarded for the renovation of our sole meeting room to make it more accessible to patrons and to provide additional space to an increasing number of visitors.


Click on the link below to read the full press release from Senator Baker’s office.

Two Luzerne Libraries Receive Grants

Events and Fundraisers

2020 Winter/Spring Story Time

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, January 28


Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am. Story Times begin the week of February 11 and end the week of March 31.


Please see the Children’s Room Page for more information.

Chair Yoga Class

Fridays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31

12:00pm ~ 1:00pm


This is a gentle yoga to practice in your office chair or at home. It helps to strengthen and relax muscles in your neck, shoulders, hands, and feet. It will also help to increase your balance. Appropriate for beginners. The class costs $40.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

Chair Yoga Class

Fridays ~ February 7, 14, and 21

12:00pm ~ 1:00pm


This is a gentle yoga to practice in your office chair or at home. It helps to strengthen and relax muscles in your neck, shoulders, hands, and feet. It will also help to increase your balance. Appropriate for beginners. The class costs $30.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

Yoga Class

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

December 30, January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3


All classes are filled. Call or come in to the library to add your name to the waiting list for future classes.

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

The “Snow Show

By 5th through 8th grade students from the library’s circulation area.


The library is hosting a snow-filled exhibit of artwork created by students, most of whom are from Dallas and Lake Lehman School Districts this January.

The students have created drawings and paintings of snowy landscapes as well as birds and animals in the snow by using the art mediums of graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media.


Exhibiting student artists include:

Grade 5: Chase Harris

Grade 6: Dennis Lee, Maya Gross, Sierra Stash, Ishan Mukul, Wyatt Russick, Jillian Savitsky, Kathryn Morgan

Grade 7: Aaron Girvan, Lindsay Matinas, Paicey Clower

Grade 8: Anna Dorofeeva, Isabella DeFinnis, Julianna Sobocinski, Sarah Gauntlett, Brianna London


Photo Caption

Front Row: Kathryn Morgan, Lindsay Matinas, Ishan Mukul, Maya Gross

Back Row: Brianna London, Sarah Gauntlett, Dennis Lee, Sierra Stash, Aaron Girvan, Anna Dorofeeva

Display Case

Antique Dolls for Sale


The library will be showcasing a collection of antique dolls this January. Some are part of the Christina Doll Collection. The dolls are all various sizes and will be for sale in the $10-$30 price range. All proceeds will benefit the library. Come in, take a look, and pick one up for the doll collector in your life!

Continuing Programs

Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Thursdays ~ 11:00am -12:00pm

and 1:30pm -2:30pm


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 calling or coming in to the library.



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


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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!

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.)
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