Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS:

Mon – Thurs:

9:00am - 8:00pm

Friday:

9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday:

9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182

FAX:  570-674-5863

 
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Memorial and Honor
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Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
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We are currently having issues with our phone lines and are unable to make or receive calls with the library’s system. We expect to have the problem fixed soon.

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LIBRARY NEWS AND PROGRAMS

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The Friends of the Library

18” Fresh Christmas Wreath Sale

Includes Bow and Christmas Picks

 

Still available! Beautiful fresh Christmas wreaths to purchase. Go to the library’s front desk. $28.00 each!

 

Thank you for supporting the library!

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Student Page Position Available

 

The library has an opening for a Student Page Position.

The schedule is for two evenings, and every other Saturday. Must be 16 to apply.

 

Ask for an application at the front desk.

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2022 Christmas Extravaganza Pop Up Shop!

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

November 18 ~ December 18

10:00am ~ 4:00pm

In the Community Room

 

Stop in to the library and check out our annual Holiday Sale. You’ll find wreaths, centerpieces, gift wrap, cards, candles, decorations and more. Come down to find that perfect item to decorate your home or to gift to someone special!

All proceeds benefit the library.

Team Santa or Team Snowman? Holiday Basket Raffle!

 

Purchase your chance to win these beautiful decorative baskets today!

Baskets are on display at the front desk. Tickets are $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00.

 

The drawing will be held at the library on December 18. You do not have to be present to win. All proceeds benefit the library.

“Team Santa” Raffle Basket Filled With Various Santa Themed Decorative Items
“Team Snowman” Raffle Basket Filled With Various Snowman Themed Decorative Items
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.

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Back Mountain Memorial Library New Books (Updated)

 

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

 

For November 2022:

 

Express Loan

Racing the Light: A Novel by Robert Crais

The Couple at the Table: A Novel by Sophie Hannah

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine by Janet Evanovich

The Sea Wolves by Jack Du Brul and Clive Cussler

A Christmas Deliverance: A Novel by Anne Perry

Desert Star by Michael Connelly

Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger

The Perfect Assassin by James Patterson

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Robert B. Parker’s Fallout by Mike Lupica

The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh

The Whittiers: A Novel by Danielle Steel

 

Fiction

Racing the Light: A Novel by Robert Crais

It Starts with Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover

The Couple at the Table: A Novel by Sophie Hannah

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine by Janet Evanovich

The Sea Wolves by Jack Du Brul and Clive Cussler

A Christmas Deliverance: A Novel by Anne Perry

Desert Star by Michael Connelly

Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger

The Perfect Assassin by James Patterson

Anywhere You Run: A Novel by Wanda M Morris

Dawnlands: A Novel by Phillipa Gregory

The Double Agent: A Novel by William Christie

The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy

The Silent Sisters by Robert Dugoni

The Serpent in Heaven by Charlaine Harris

The Whittiers: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Fields of Fire by Ryan Steck

 

Mystery

Waste of a Life by Simon Brett

 

Biography

The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson by Jeff Pearlman

Swerve or Die by Kyle Petty

Becoming FDR: The Personal Crisis That Made A President by Jonathan Darman

Brave Companions: Portraits in History by David McCullough

Waypoints: My Scottish Journey by Sam Heughan

The King: The Life of Charles III by Christopher Anderson

Grace: President Obama And Ten Days in The Battle for America by Cody Keenan

 

Nonfiction

At Home with Designers and Tastemakers by Susanna Salk

The New Design Rules by Emily Henderson

Lionel Trains: Pocket Price Guide, 1901-2023 by Greenberg’s Guides

Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure by Rinker Buck

The Milky Way: An Autobiography of Our Galaxy by Moiya McTier

Boldly Go: Reflections on A Life of Awe and Wonder by William Shatner

If You Want Something Done by Nikki R Haley

Black Ops: The Life of A CIA Shadow Warrior by Ric Prado

Declassified: A Low-Key Guide to The High-Strung World of Classical Music by Arianna Warsaw-Fan Rauch

The Sewing Girls Tale by John Wood Sweet

The Big Band Theory by Jessica Radloff

Help Is Here by Max Lucado

What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill

Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior by Jane Esselstyn

Smart Brevity by Jim VandeHei

American Demon: Eliot Ness And the Hunt for America’s Jack the Ripper by Daniel Stashower

And There was Light: Abraham Lincoln And the American Struggle by Jon Meacham

The Stay at Home Chef: Family Favorites Cookbook by Rachel Farnsworth

Dinner in One by Melissa Clark

What’s for Dessert by Claire Saffitz

Complete National Parks of the United States by Mel White

Frederick Law Olmstead: Designing the American Landscape by Charles Beveridge

Unwinding Anxiety by Judson Brewer

 

BOOKS ON CD

Long Shadows by David Baldacci

Livid by Patricia Cornwell

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine by Janet Evanovich

Racing the Light: A Novel by Robert Crais

Eden’s Children by V C Andrews

Thief of Fate by Jude Deveraux

The Sea Wolves by Jack Du Bru

 

LARGE PRINT

Fiction

All in Good Time by Linda Byler

The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman

 

YOUNG ADULT

Scattered Showers: Stories by Rainbow Rowell

Gleanings: Stories from The Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Whiteout: A Novel by Dhonielle Clayton

Nothing More to Tell by Karen M McManus

Berliners by Vesper Stamper

Continuing Programs

Text: OUR NEW NORMAL HOW TEENS ARE REDEFINING SCHOOL LIFE Hosted by Amna Nawaz with Terry Jones Jr, and Kate Nakamura TUE JAN 25 7PM ET PBS© STUDENT NEWS REPORTING HOUR LABS, Graphic Background with Photos of: Amna Nawaz, Terry Jones Jr, Kate Nakamura

“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 https://panewsarchive.psu.edu/, or click here.

Click on Browse by Title.

Scroll down to the Dallas Post.

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NewsStand e-Magazines Are Here!

 

Our new e-Magazine service, from the Back Mountain Memorial Library and the Luzerne County Library System, is now available! 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 https://cloudlibrary.magzter.com/library/1/1, or click here.

There is also an app you can download onto your device! You can find it in your app store under cloudLibrary NewsStand.

 

Here’s what you will need to get started:

 

1) Download the cloudLibrary NewsStand app from the App Store on your mobile device or computer, or go to the website listed above. Once the app is downloaded or you are on the website, and you have your library card, you can set up an account in a few easy steps!

2) On the NewsStand website, click on Login in the upper right corner and you will be redirected to the log in page. When using the app, the first screen will ask you to log in.

3) Tap or click on “New user? Please register online/Create a new account.” You will be redirected to the registration page.

4) Fill in your name and email, create a password, and click Next at the bottom of the screen.

5) Next, you will have to select your Country and Library. Scroll to select, and tap on each selection. Then enter your library card number.

For Country ~ United States

For Library ~ Luzerne County Library System

6) Click on Register at the bottom of the screen. "Please Wait" may briefly appear before redirecting you to cloudLibrary NewsStand.

 

You have now set up your cloudLibrary NewsStand account! You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on it, then clicking on the Read button.

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cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca is Here!

 

Our new eBook service is now available! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.



Here’s what you need to get started:

 

1) 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!

 

2) First, open the app. The first screen will ask you to select a language. Scroll to your preferred language and tap anywhere on the screen.

 

3) Next you will have to select your Country, State, and County Library System. Scroll to select, and tap on each selection.

For Country ~ United States

For State/Region ~ Pennsylvania

For Library ~ Luzerne County Library System

 

4) Click Next. You will have to accept the user agreement to continue.

 

5) Next, tap on the selection for Library Card ID, type in your library card number, and tap on Login.

 

You have now set up your cloudLibrary account! You can swipe through the introduction screens or tap Skip to continue.

 

Tap on Search at the bottom of your screen to access the available library.

At the top of the Search screen are 3 options: Featured, Favorites, and All.

Featured offers top picks in multiple categories, scroll up to see all options.

Favorites allows you to select your reading preferences. Tap Let’s Go to begin the selection process, then select from the options presented.

All offers all titles available by genre.

 

You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout, or if the item is not yet available, tap Hold to place the title on hold. If it is available, but you do not want to check it out immediately, you can tap Save For Later.

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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!

Original Etching Of The Back Mountain Memorial Library In 1962 When The Library Was Located On Main Street In Dallas, Done By Brian L Davis

A copy of the drawing/rendering of the Back Mountain Memorial Library in 1962 when the library was located on Main Street in Dallas will be part of this year’s auction.

The original drawing/rendering was done by Brian L Davis as part of a donation and tribute to former Dallas school teacher Dorothy “Dottie” L Davis by her three sons Michael, Brian, and Jonathan at the 75th Library Auction.

Display Case

David Kozemchak Sitting At A Table With 5 White House Historical Association Christmas Ornaments

November/December Display Case

 

David Kozemchak, of Dallas, will be showcasing his collection of White House Historical Association Christmas Ornaments at the library this November and December.

 

David has been collecting for the past 40 years. He bought his first six ornaments here at the 1982 library auction, and his collection grew from there.

Every year since 1981, the White House Historical Association has had the privilege of designing the Official White House Christmas Ornament. Collecting and gifting these unique ornaments has become a holiday tradition for millions of Americans and all ornament sales support the mission of the Association which is to preserve, protect, and provide access to White House history.

Art Wall

Brenda Innocenti Sitting On Stairs Holding 2 Of Her Paintings

November/December Art Wall

 

Brenda Innocenti, of Dallas, will be featured on the art wall this November and December.

 

Brenda will be showcasing her acrylic paintings of fruits and vegetables, as well as colored pencil drawings, and pastel paintings.

In some form, art has always been a part of Brenda’s life. She studied it in college and graduate school. After, she worked in advertising design and taught in the Communication Design department at Kutztown University. She became interested in painting large acrylic pieces after a trip to Europe where she took photos of markets, fruit trees, and compositions of fruits and vegetables.

If you are interested in purchasing any of Brenda’s pieces, she can be reached by email at binnocenti25@comcast.net.

Events and Fundraisers

Link to PDF Donation Form, The Giving Evergreens Sculpture

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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BookBrowse

 

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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Children’s Room Left Door Way, Wicked Witch Holding A Spool Of Thread In Vines With A Crow
Children’s Room Right Door Way, Prince Holding A Sword Climbing Vines With A Dove And 2 Robins, Text On Sword: Wisdom

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!
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