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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Nail Fun With Kelly

Saturday, March 23 ~ 2:00pm

Ages 10+ ~ $10.00

Call or come in to register.


Join us at our next tween and teen pop up station for an introduction to using nail polish strips to achieve fantastic nails.

The fee covers the demonstration and a kit with supplies for 2 mani’s and 2 pedi’s, due at time of program.

Keep alert for our next Pop-Up experience, coming soon.

Round And Round

Wednesday, April 17 ~ 7:00pm

Cal or come in to register.


Join us for this nostalgic look at hand carved antique carousels from up and down the east coast, including the Wintersteen carousel from Hanson’s at Harvey’s Lake. Presented by Bill Bachman; film maker, producer, and Associate Professor of Communications at Penn State Wilkes Barre.

Fidelity Bank IMPACT Grant


We’re excited to announce that the Back Mountain Memorial Library is one of 5 finalist selected for a $15,000 IMPACT Grant from Fidelity Bank. The winner will be selected by the community. To vote for the library, visit the Back Mountain office of Fidelity Bank located at 2363 Memorial Highway in Dallas. You can cast your vote daily! Voting is open until April 19.

2019 Auction Committee Meetings

Volunteers Welcome!

Last Thursday of Each Month

Starting January 31 ~ 7:00pm


The 2019 Auction will be here soon and the Committee is getting ready! We’ll be making plans, setting schedules, and coming up with ideas to make this year’s auction a success.

The Committee would like to invite anyone interested in volunteering to contact the library or attend the meetings. We hope to see you there!
Events and Fundraisers

2019 Quilt Raffle!


Tickets for this beautiful handmade quilt, "Butterscotch Baskets" 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 14. You don't need to attend to win!


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

Geranium Sale


The Friends of the Library are holding their annual sale of geraniums to benefit the library! You can purchase the beautiful 4.5" pots in your choice of color for $4.00 each, or 3 for $10.00. The library can accept cash or check; and credit card purchases over $5.00.


The pickup dates will be May 1 to May 31.

To redeem, take your receipt to:

Darling's Farms & Greenhouses

Hildebrandt Rd, Dallas Township

The 31st Annual Luncheon

With A Special Author

Thursday, April 18 ~ 11:00am

At Appletree Terrace at Newberry Estate

Guest Author, Joyce Victor PhD RN


Join us for a wonderful luncheon with Joyce Victor, the author of You're Not Dead 'Til I Say You're Dead.


Joyce Victor PhD RN is a registered nurse and professor. She holds master degrees in nursing and creative writing, as well as a PhD from Duquesne University. Over a long nursing career, she’s worked in ICUs and emergency rooms, and served on a major hospital’s ethics committee for 15 years. Her articles have been published in Nurse Educator, Critical Simulation in Nursing, and other professional journals. You're Not Dead 'Til I Say You're Dead is her first full length book. Joyce is a native of Nanticoke and currently resides in Wilkes Barre. Despite a preoccupation with the death and dying process, she’s actually an upbeat person who enjoys life.


The buffet luncheon will include Fred's famous appetizer table, a delicious entree, and dessert bar. Tables of 8 are available. When making reservations for more than one person, please include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of your guests.


Reservations are $27.00 per person, due at time of reservation. Reservation forms are available at the library's front desk.
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

Seasonal Acrylic Paintings


The library will have a collection of acrylic paintings on display during this February.


The paintings depict various seasonal scenes ranging from a snowy mountain, a tranquil lake in the summer, to a colorful autumn scene by a river. All paintings will be for sale and can be purchased at the library.
Display Case

30th Anniversary Of Berlin Wall Demolition

100th Anniversary Of National American Legion


Clarence J Michael of Dallas will be commemorating two different anniversaries in the display case this March.


To mark the 30th anniversary of the demolition of the Berlin Wall, Clarence will be displaying memorabilia including Checkpoint Charlie figurines and musical beer steins that he bought while stationed in Germany during the Berlin Crisis of 1960-1961. Serving in the US Army from 1959-1962, Clarence first attended the Army Language School at Presidio of Monterey in order to learn German. Assigned to the 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion in Stuttgart, Germany, he purchased the steins and sent them home. November will mark 30 years since the wall came down in 1989.

Another big event that will be showcased is the 100th anniversary of the National American Legion. Chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization, the focus was on service to veterans, service members and communities. The Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of WWI into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the US. Today, membership stands at over 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide. The Back Mountain Memorial Library was established in 1945 when WWII veterans were returning home, and the name stands to memorialize all veterans who served their country. Clarence states “As veterans, we all feel an affinity towards the library because of this.”
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.



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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.)
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