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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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

Events and Fundraisers

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


Story Times have begun and will be held until April 2. Call or come in to the library to register for remaining available openings. Please see the Children’s Room Page for more information.

Religion and Horror

Book Signing

Wednesday, March 4

2:00pm ~ 4:00pm


Please join author William Camp for a signing of his book “Religion and Horror: How the American Religious Press Viewed Death Camps and Holocaust Survivors”. He will also have copies available for purchase.

The Search for

Extraterrestrial Life

In Our Solar System

Saturday, March 14 ~ 11:00am

Call or come in to register.


Recent discoveries of many planets in the habitable zone of their stars show that the likelihood that extraterrestrials exist somewhere in the Universe is greater than we initially thought. Yet, could alien life forms exist closer to home than around a distant star? Here we take a look at humankind’s ongoing search for life beyond Earth, and investigate the possibilities that life may have begun on another world in our own backyard – the Solar System.

Dr. Violet Mager is the Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Penn State Wilkes Barre. She is an active research in extragalactic astrophysics, studying the evolution of galaxies through time and improving the accuracy of the cosmological distance scale, which is used to determine the expansion rate of the Universe.

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

February Art Work

By 5th and 6th Grade Students


The library will be displaying seventeen original pieces from students from local schools depicting subjects they love to draw and paint this February. Their artwork features animals, architecture, still life subjects, landscapes, florals, portraits and human figures.

Exhibiting student artists include:

Grade 5 - Isabel Cronin, Aiden Dyer, Avery Gilroy, Matthew Hufford, Kaya Koflanovich, Andrew Lisman, and Adeline Morgan

Grade 6 - Lauren Clark, Nina Clerico, Serina Florencio, Maya Gross, Mason Kivler, Kathryn Morgan, Wyatt Russick, Jillian Savitsky, Maya Shafka, and Grace Shepherd


Front Row: Maya Gross, Avery Gilroy, Adeline Morgan, Lauren Clark, Isabel Cronin

Back Row: Mason Kivler, Andrew Lisman, Matthew Hufford, Wyatt Russick, Grace Shepherd, Maya Shafka

Far Right: Aiden Dyer

Display Case

Dairy Related Items and Information

by The Luzerne County Dairy Court


Juliet Price, Kaelyn Traver, and Toni Traver, of the Luzerne County Dairy Court, will be presenting dairy related items and information this February.


The Dairy Court focuses on educating consumers about the benefits of dairy and the path it travels from farm to table. They work year-round at various promotions to collect money for the Fill a Glass with Hope program. This program works with Weinberg Food Bank and local food distributions to give fresh milk to families who need it most.

The Dairy Court is available to teach free classes at schools and the library. If anyone would like them to visit their classroom, contact them on Facebook at Luzerne County Dairy Princess Promotion Team.


From Left to Right – Cow Mascot, Dairy Maid Juliet Price, Dairy Princess Kaelyn Traver, Dairy Ambassador Toni Traver

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.



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!

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