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
Holiday Hours
The library will be closed
Monday, May 30.
Our normal hours will resume
Tuesday, May 31.
2016 Quilt Raffle
Tickets for this beautiful handmade quilt, "Evening Stars" by Leslie Horoshko, are now on sale!
Tickets are available at the library for $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held the last night of the auction. You don't need to attend to win!
The quilt is on display at the library's front desk.
Events and Fundraisers
70th Annual Kick-Off Dinner
and Mini Auction!
Monday, June 6 ~ 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Appletree Terrace at Newberry Estates
The deadline for ticket purchases is Friday, May 27.
The date for the Kick-Off dinner has been set! Join us for an evening of wonderful food and great fun!
Tickets are $26.00 per person, and are available at the library's front desk. The library can accept cash, check, or credit card. For more information, go to the Auction's Home Page or the library's facebook page and look for the Dinner's event post.
Back Mountain Memorial Library
Farmers' Market
Saturdays ~ July 9 - October 8
9:00am ~ 2:00pm
Dallas Elementary School on Hildebrandt Road
Ample Parking and Easy Handicap Access
Stop in to the Farmers' Market for a wide selection of locally grown produce, as well as artisanal breads and baked goods, locally sourced honey, and many other fine products from local farmers!
Theater On The Block
6:00pm on the Library Grounds
See area students perform live family theater. Come down to the library for a fun night for the whole family! Proceeds benefit the Back Mountain Memorial Library.
June 17 & 18 ~ Commedia Robin Hood
July 15 & July 16 ~ The Mad Tea Party
August 19 & 20 ~ A Mother Goose Comedy
Tickets are $3.00 for children under 10, $5.00 for adults.
Auction Donations Needed
Are you getting an early start on your Spring cleaning? Why not donate those extra items you may find to the auction?
The library is accepting donations of any clean, vintage linens, tea sets and teapots, wooden furniture, antiques, jewelry, and any other decoration or collectible!
If you have any questions regarding donations, don't hesitate to call the library! Our staff is always happy to help!
The 70th Annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction
will be held this year on July 7, 8, 9, and 10.
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 link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

This May, the library will be

displaying the photography of
Mary Jasch.
Enjoy the flowers of Spring and Summer with Ms. Jasch, well-known area photographer and author, in her exhibit: Gardens, Tame and Wild.
Her images have been published in magazines and newspapers including The Boston Globe, Backpacker Magazine and many regional publications. Her image of an old-growth black oak is currently with the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History’s nationwide traveling exhibit.
Ms. Jasch has a degree in Natural Resources Management from Rutgers University. She is the publisher of DIG IT! Magazine, the Art & Science of East Coast Gardening and the author of Best Hikes with Dogs-New Jersey.
Continuing Programs
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Tuesdays ~ 10:30am - 11:30am
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.
Yoga Classes
Monday Evenings
6:30pm - 7:30pm
April 11 ~ May 16
The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning January 4. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration.
Come in to the library to register. Class size is limited.

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!
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
Here’s what you need to get started:
1) Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
2) You will be taken to the “Magic Wall.” The Magic Wall shows dozens of featured titles available for downloading. Download the free app, Axis360, to your eReader from the "App Zone" on the Magic Wall.
3) Once you have your library card, you can set up a Magic Wall account by clicking on Login, then on My Account.
4) Choose a tab above the Magic Wall or from the menu to the left to browse the collection.
5) Click on a book cover to get a synopsis or reader reviews.
6) You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout Now, or Add to Checkout List and keep browsing.
You can also put a book on hold by clicking Add to Wish List.
If you have any problems downloading the Axis360 app to your device,
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!
2016 Summer Story Times Registration
Tuesday, June 7
Please call the library after 9:30am to register.
See the Children's Room page for more information.
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!
The Farmers' Market is on Facebook! Click on the link to follow their page!

Calendar of Events