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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Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
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Holiday & Auction Hours

 

The Library will be closed

Monday, July 4.

 

Our normal hours will resume

Tuesday, July 5.

 

The library will be closing at 12:00

July 7, 8, and 9, for the Auction!

The Back Mountain Memorial Library Is Open

 

Public computer access will be booked in appointments of 45 minutes, starting on the hour and limited to one per day. Please call for your time spot.

 

Curbside pickup will continue to be available for those who would like to order their items over the phone. Requests of books from other libraries, both within the county and outside through Inter-Library Loan, will also resume.

 

Our hours are:

Monday – Thursday ~ 9:00am – 8:00pm

Friday ~ 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday ~ 9:00am – 4:00pm

 

Call the Library for the Slightly Read Bookstore hours.

LIBRARY NEWS AND PROGRAMS

Top Background Image: Suffragettes Protesting At The White House, Let’s Talk About It Logo, Top Text: Let’s Talk About It, Women’s Suffragette, Bottom Text: Back Mountain Memorial Library, Thursday, June 30, 6:00pm ~ 7:30pm, Registration Begins June 1, Part Of A 5 Book Presentation & Discussion Series, “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All” By Martha S Jones

Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage

2022 Luzerne County Book Discussion Series

Thursday, June 30

6:00pm ~ 7:30pm

Registration Is Open

 

Join us at the library for this book presentation and discussion, part of a 5 book series.

 

Read the book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S Jones and attend the discussion at the Back Mountain Library or through ZOOM, link provided at time of registration.

 

A limited number of free books will be available thanks to the Let’s Talk About It grant, or you can borrow them from the Luzerne County libraries. Stop by the Back Mountain Memorial Library for a brochure. Sign ups begin 30 days before each discussion meeting at the host library.

 

April 28 ~ 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes Barre

The Women’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss

May 26 ~ 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Wyoming Free Library, Wyoming

Women Making History: The 19th Amendment by Eastern National Association; Lex Cavanagh

June 30 ~ 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Back Mountain Memorial Library, Dallas

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S Jones

July 28 ~ 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes Barre

Ida B. The Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Michelle Duster

August 25 ~ 6:00pm – 7:30pm

D. Leonard Corgan Library, King’s College, Wilkes Barre

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow

 

Thank you to the King’s College Women’s Studies Program.

The 76th Annual Back Mountain

Memorial Library Auction

Raffle Baskets

 

The giant raffle basket extravaganza will be held again this year!

Tickets can be purchased at the library front desk for $10.00 for a sheet of 15 tickets plus a door prize ticket. We can accept cash, check, or credit card. You can view the baskets below, or on the library’s Facebook page.

Baskets will be on display at the library July 5 and throughout the auction.

Tickets may also be purchased during the auction. The drawing will be held the last night of the auction, July 10. You don’t have to attend to win!

Antique Items

 

The Auction has a wide variety of antiques that you can bid on. The auction preview will open at 5:00pm, bidding will begin at 6:30pm.

This year’s Auction will be held July 7, 8, 9, and 10.

 

New items will be available each night of the auction, save the date for great family fun, food, and wonderful deals!

New Goods Items

 

In addition to antiques, the Auction has a wide variety of new items that you can bid on.

Each year community sponsors and local businesses donate gift certificates and items to help support our library. This year’s Auction will be held July 7, 8, 9, and 10.

New items will be available each night of the auction, save the date for great family fun, food, and wonderful deals!

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Volunteers Needed

The Week of The Auction

July 7 ~ July 10 2022

 

The library needs volunteers for the Jewelry Tent and Quilt Raffle.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the library.

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 etching 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 etching 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.

This year a copy of the etching will go over the block Saturday evening, July 9.

This is a beautiful piece of artwork depicting the setting of the Back Mountain Memorial Library when it was located on Main Street, Dallas. Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on this historic piece of art!

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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Book Donations are Full

 

Due to your generosity we cannot accept any more book donations at this time. Please hold any donations until August 1.

We ask that you not leave donations at the door to the Slightly Read Bookshop. Thank you for supporting the library!

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2022 Quilt Raffle!

 

Tickets for this beautiful handmade twin size quilt, "All Stars" by Leslie Horoshko, are now on sale!

 

Tickets are available at the library for $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00, or 6 for $10.00. The drawing will be held the last night of the auction, July 10. You don't need to attend to win!

 

The quilt is on display at the library's front desk.

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Holiday Shop New Location

 

The library’s gift shop is now located in its new location behind the Slightly Read Bookstore in the annex. Stop in for seasonal decorative items, floral displays, glassware, ceramics, and so much more!

The Holiday Shop is open during bookstore hours.

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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 June 2022:

 

Express Loan

Secrets by Fern Michaels

Meant to Be: A Novel by Emily Giffin

Sparring Partners by John Grisham

A Face to Die For by Iris Johansen

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand

Local Gone Missing by Fiona Barton

 

Fiction

Secrets by Fern Michaels

Meant to Be: A Novel by Emily Giffin

Sparring Partners by John Grisham

A Face to Die For by Iris Johansen

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand

Local Gone Missing by Fiona Barton

The Boardwalk Bookshop by Susan Mallery

The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

The Omega Factor by Steve Berry

Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

 

Mystery

Murder at the Porte de Versailles by Cara Black

Death and the Decorator by Simon Brett

Blotto, Twinks, and the Suspicious Guests by Simon Brett

 

Science Fiction

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

Six Crystal Princesses by Piers Anthony

 

Biography

Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up by Selma Blair

 

BOOKS ON CD

A Life without Water by Marci Bolden

The Omega Factor by Steve Berry

Countdown to Midnight by Dale Brown

 

YOUNG ADULT

Where I Belong by Marcia Arguenta Mickelson

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 1929-1987

 

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!

Art Wall

Vita Reddy Holding Her Painting

May/June Art Wall

 

Vita Reddy, of Shavertown, will be displaying her paintings on the art wall this May and June with a series of paintings titled By the Sea.

 

She will be showcasing seascapes and scenes from different various beaches. Vita has been painting for about fifteen years. She grew up near the beach on Long Island and has loved the beach ever since.

Just in time for the warm weather and summer, her pieces are sure to put you in a relaxing state of mind.

Display Case

David Kozemchak Holding 2 Collector Plates

May/June Display Case

 

David Kozemchak, of Dallas, will be showcasing his collection of Russian Fairy Tale Plates at the library this May and June.

 

David has been collecting these plates for 15 years. He began collecting them after seeing an advertisement in a magazine. The collection took off and grew to over 13 plates.

In 1988, the first 12 plates produced formed the series of fairy tale legends. From there, different themes that artists chose were art, culture, architecture, religion, etc. During the peak of production, as many as 10 different series were being produced at the same time. The plates were made with up to 17 layers of colored pigments on black porcelain and enhanced with 18kt gold. Eventually over 100 different plates came to be manufactured in a great many series. Each plate was given an individual number and each was usually around 8 inches in diameter. The backs of each plate carried information like a title and a serial number. Each one came with a certificate of authenticity and a dual language brochure specific to each plate. Some of the very last series were produced in small, almost test market size quantities, making them the hardest to find.

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.)

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

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