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
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Memorial and Honor
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Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
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The Back Mountain Memorial Library

will be closed until further notice.

This is in accordance with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries which has instructed Public Libraries to close in an effort to be consistent with the Governor's efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.

Fines during this time will be waived once the item is returned.

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.

TumbleBooks eBook Library


TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.


Free access will continue through until August 31, 2020!

K-6 Children's eBook Database:

Username: tumble735

Password: books

K-6 Math eBook Database:

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6

Grades 7-12 eBook Database:

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6

Audio Book Database:

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6

The Back Mountain Memorial Library is grateful to Senator Lisa Baker, R-20th, Representative Karen Boback, R-117th, and Representative Aaron Kaufer, R-120th for their support of our Keystone Grant project through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This grant has been awarded for the renovation of our sole meeting room to make it more accessible to patrons and to provide additional space to an increasing number of visitors.


Click on the link below to read the full press release from Senator Baker’s office.

Two Luzerne Libraries Receive Grants

The Search for

Extraterrestrial Life

In Our Solar System


CANCELLED ~ To be rescheduled at a later date.

Creative Control of Your Camera: Moving Beyond “Auto” Mode

Postponed. To be resceduled at a later date.


This is a basic class to discuss the foundational subjects of photography: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and exposure control. Focused on DSLR camera owners, but anyone with an advanced point and shoot camera with manual controls will benefit!

Instructor Darren Elias is the official photographer of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. He has portrait work published in the local regional magazine “Back Mountain Living”.

eBook Service Update

Attention eBook Users!


eBooks will be unavailable between March 1 and March 17 as we switch our eBook service.

During this time titles will remain on your account until their due date. However, holds will not be transferring to the new service. You will need to place a brand new hold once the program is available.

Please check back for date of availability to begin using the new service.


Thank you for your cooperation.

2020 Winter/Spring Story Time


The last 3 weeks of Story Times for all age groups have been cancelled.

Events and Fundraisers

2020 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 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

The Art of the Carousel

By Local 5th and 6th Grade School Students


The library will be displaying artwork by local students this March.


The concept of the carousel dates back to Byzantine times and the name has been traced to Arabian games of horsemanship in the 12 Century. As the carousel developed into a popular amusement, sculptors and craftsmen created beautiful animals of various types including birds and fish, which dazzled the eye.

The students created the drawings and paintings using colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic, and ink.

Exhibiting student artists include:

Grade 5 - Patrick Bradshaw, Izzy Cronin, Eli Daney, Chase Harris, Julia Sarmonis, Kate Stinson

Grade 6 - Maryn Cosgrove, Nadia DeFinnis, Lexie Gauntlett, Dennis Lee, Delia Maloney, Ishan Mukul, Jillian Savitski, Anna Vitali and Lizzie Weaver.


Front Row: Julia Sarmonis, Chase Harris, Delia Maloney

Back Row: Patrick Bradshaw, Lexie Gauntlett, Dennis Lee, Ishan Mukul, Eli Daney

Display Case

Just the Right Shoe” Miniature Shoes


The library will be displaying a collection of miniature shoes this March.


Over 40 pairs of shoes will be showcased, all sculpted by an artist named Raine and retailed under the name “Just the Right Shoe”. The shoes are a range of hand-painted miniature cold cast porcelain figurines, complete with collectible mini shoe boxes.

These whimsical miniatures have been around since 1999 and were manufactured and distributed by Willitts Designs in Petaluma, CA. Having a total of 222 different styles ranging from beaded moccasins and penny loafers to a metal bladed ice skate and a firefighter boot, these collectibles are no bigger than a few inches and each is sculpted to resemble a right-footed shoe. All have cleverly thought out names involving puns such as the “En Pointe” ballet slipper and the “Toe Tapper” tap shoe.

All shoes will be for sale. If you are interested in one of these unique and beautiful decorations, our staff members will be happy to assist you. All proceeds benefit the library.

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.)
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