Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612


Mon – Thurs:

9:00am - 8:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182

FAX:  570-674-5863

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Interior, 2 windows, Bookshelf, Text: Updated New Book List For January 2023

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 January 2023:


Express Loan

Code 6: A Novel by James Grippando

The House of Wolves by James Patterson

Without a Trace: A Novel by Danielle Steel

A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny

Code Name Blue Wren by Jim Popkin

Hidden in the Pines by Victoria Houston

No Plan B by Lee Child

The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Our missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz

The Devil’s Ransom by Brad Taylor

The Bullet Garden by Stephen Hunter

Spare by Prince Harry

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin



Code 6: A Novel by James Grippando

The House of Wolves by James Patterson

Without a Trace: A Novel by Danielle Steel

The World of Curiosities by Louise Penny

Eden’s Children by V C Andrews

The Sacred Bridge by Anne Hillerman

Partners in Crime: A Novel by Alisha Rai

The Bandit Queens: A Novel by Parini Shroff

The Furrows by Namwali Serpell

Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica

Regrets Only by Kieran Scott

Hard to Break by Michael Ledwidge

The Night Travelers by Armando Lucas Correa

Tom Clancy Red Winter by Marc Cameron

Listening to the Ball by John B Parrott

The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz

The Devil’s Ransom by Brad Taylor

The Bullet Garden by Stephen Hunter

Judas 62 by Charles Cummings

The House in the Pines: A Novel by Ana Reyes

Bleeding Heart Yard by Elly Griffiths

White Horse by Erika T Wurth

Sam: A Novel by Allegra Goodman

All the Blood We Share by Camilla Bruce

They’re Going to Love You by Meg Howrey

The Ambassador: A Novel by Brian C Baker

The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson

Locust Lane by Stephen Amidon

Independence: A Novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor

Liberation Day: Stories by George Saunders

Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher

All Hallows by Christopher Golden

The Nightmare Man: A Novel by J H Markert

Dead-End Memories: Stories by Banana Yoshimoto

The Faraway World: Stories by Patricia Engel

A Hard Day for a Hangover: A Novel by Darynda Jones

The Slowworm’s Song by Andrew Miller

How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz

Decent People by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

Mr. Breakfast: A Novel by Jonathan Carroll

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

The Shards by Bret Easton Ellis



Hidden in the Pines by Victoria Houston

The Twist of a Knife: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz

Peril in Paris by Rhys Bowen

These Names Make Clues by E C R Lorac

A Fashionable Fatality by Alyssa Maxwell

The Game is a Footnote by Vicki Delany



Stay True: A Memoir by Hua Hsu

Code Name Blue Wren by Jim Popkin

Spare by Prince Harry

So Help Me God by Mike Pence

Northbound with Theo by Soren West

The Women of Rothschild by Natalie Livingstone

Drinking Games: A Memoir by Sarah Levy

Philip: The Final Portrait by Gyles Brandreth

Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on The Power of Friendships by Nina Totenberg

Chasing History: A Kid in The Newsroom by Carl Bernstein

Dying of Politeness by Geena Davis



Fitter, Calmer, Stronger: A Mindful Approach to Exercise and Nutrition by Ellie Goulding

The Office BFF’s by Jenna Fischer and Angels Kinsey

You Have More Influence Than You Think by Vanessa Bohns

Weaving Big on a Little Loom by Fiona Daly

Whole House Storage and Organizing by Family Handyman

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama

Good Boundaries and Goodbyes by Lysa TerKeurst

Life on Delay: Making Peace with A Stutter by John Hendrickson

Awe by Dacher Keltner

Saving Aziz by Chad Robichaux

The Half-Known Life: In Search of Paradise by Pico Iyer

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R Covey

Pirate Enlightenment, or, the Real Libertalia by David Graeber

Terrain: The Houseplant Book by Melissa Lowrie

American Caliph by Shahan Mufti

The Messiah Confrontation by Israel Knohl

The Commanders by Lloyd Clark

Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners by Gina Homolka

Your Money Mentors by Russell Robb

Faith Still Moves Mountains by Harris Faulkner

Number One is Walking: My Life in The Movies and Other Diversions by Steve Martin

Small Loom Weaving: Easy Projects for Beginners by

Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder

Making a Scene by Constance Wu

A Few Days Full of Trouble by Wheeler Parker, Jr



Devil’s Delight by M C Beaton



Tom Clancy Red Winter by Marc Cameron

A Christmas Memory by Richard Paul Evans

Without a Trace: A Novel by Danielle Steel

The House of Wolves by James Patterson

A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny

The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Night Shift by Robin Cook



The Grandest Stage: A History of The World Series by Tyler Kepner

Hanged: Mary Surratt And the Plot to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln by Sarah Miller

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.

Display Case

Jay Ruckel Wearing Glove Holding Michael Jackson Glove Card, Behind Table With 5 Of His Gloves

January/February Display Case


Jay Ruckel, cofounder of Lacrasia Gloves with his wife, Lacrasia Duchein, will exhibit a curated grouping of celebrity gloves this January and February.


A Sweet Valley native, Ruckel and his wife have been collecting glove memorabilia for over fifty years. After establishing their glove design firm in 1970, they began celebrating the extraordinary craftsmanship of the American glove industry by collecting and establishing glove museums in Manhattan and Gloversville, NY.

Mr Ruckel and Ms Duchein made Michael Jackson’s last iconic glove for his ill-fated This Is It tour in 2009. Their unique pairing of bespangled replica tribute gloves with Mr Jackson’s personal glove pattern and commemorative fan magazine highlight this keystone of Lacrasia Glove history. One of Mr Ruckel’s proudest moments was utilizing local raw materials like cutting edge, machine made stretch lace from the native lace company once located in the Dallas plant of Natona Mills Laceworks, now known as the Twin Stacks building.

The Lacrasia design firm transformed those textiles into made to order customized hand wear that catapulted to international stages belonging to celebrated hands in addition to Jackson, such as Madonna and her Like a Virgin tour, and Prince and his Purple Rain tour.

When asked about his favorite piece, Ruckel stated “Our Annie Oakley Collection. We have had the honor of producing made to order, one of a kind western gauntlets for six Annie’s on Broadway.” Some of those Annie’s being Bernadette Peters, Reba McIntyre, and Susan Lucci.

Art Wall

Erika Doran, Morgan Lukasavage, Sierra Stash, Katerina Kopalek, Maya Gross, Lindsay Matinas, Adriana Kopalek, Keerstyn Tabor, Rachel Bogdan, In Front Of Their Art

January/February Art Wall


High School Students to Ring in the Year Artistically


The Art Wall will feature the artwork of nine gifted high school students, all residents of the Back Mountain, this January and February. All nine are freshman and sophomores who study art privately, as well as participate in school art classes, clubs, and the theatrical and musical arts.


Participating artists include: Rachel Bogdan, Erika Doran, Adriana Kopalek, Katerina Kopalek, Morgan Lukasavage, Lindsay Matinas, and Keerstyn Tabor, sophomore students at Dallas High School. Sierra Stash, a freshman at Lake Lehman, and Maya Gross, a freshman at Wyoming Seminary. Gross, Matinas, and Tabor have all served the community for three years as Back Mountain Library Auction artists and have seen their artistic efforts auctioned over the block to benefit the Library.


The display will include works created in colored pencil, ink, charcoal, oil pastel, acrylic, and watercolor.


Photo ID:

1st Row (Seated): Erika Doran, Morgan Lukasavage, Sierra Stash, Katerina Kopalek

2nd Row (Standing): Maya Gross, Lindsay Matinas, Adriana Kopalek, Keerstyn Tabor, Rachel Bogdan

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, or click here.

Click on Browse by Title.

Scroll down to the Dallas Post.

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cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca is Here!


Download our eBook service to enjoy books and audiobooks on all your devices! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.

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!

For complete instructions, click on the tab at left to go to our eBooks & Online Books Page.

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cloudLibrary NewsStand

eMagazines Are Here!


Download our eMagazine service, from the Back Mountain Memorial Library and the Luzerne County Library System, to enjoy magazines on all your devices! 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, or you can download their app onto your device! You can find it in your app store under cloudLibrary NewsStand.

For complete instructions, click on the tab at left to go to our eBooks & Online Books Page.

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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.

Text Online Library Card Applications Are Available, Sky, Clouds, Sun, Library Card

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!

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

Announcement For 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.)

Children’s Room Door Way Arch, Sleeping Beauty Asleep In Vines, Top Text: Children’s Room, Bottom Text: Marilyn C. Rudolph Children’s Wing
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!