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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Chair Yoga Class

Fridays ~ January 4, 11,

18, and 25

12:00pm ~ 1:00pm

All classes are filled. Call or come in to the library to add your name to the waiting list for future classes.


This is a gentle yoga to practice in your office chair or at home. It helps to strengthen and relax muscles in your neck, shoulders, hands, and feet. It will also help to increase your balance. Appropriate for beginners. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

Yoga Class

Monday Evenings ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

January 7 ~ 28, February 4 & 11

All classes are filled. Call or come in to the library to add your name to the waiting list for future classes.


The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning February 5. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

2019 Winter/Spring Story Time

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, February 5


Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am. Story Times begin the week of February 19 and end the week of April 9.


Please see the Children’s Room Page for more information.
Events and Fundraisers
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

Baby, O Baby

Newborn Photographs by Vicky Grzyboski


Vicky Grzyboski, of Hunlock Creek, will be showcasing her newborn photography this January.


Graduating from Daytona State College where she majored in photography, Vicky has been photographing newborns as a hobby for quite a number of years now. She mostly photographs friends and family members for their important events and celebrations.

When it comes to working with newborns, Grzyboski states that it can be difficult to do. Since she works with babies less than one week old, each session can take at least three hours. Finding the right timeframe between naptime and feedings can be tricky. Of her photographs, Vicky favors the one of a sleeping newborn dressed in a hand knit lion outfit.
Display Case

Peruvian Items by Susy Weiss


Susy Weiss, of Dallas, will be displaying her collection of Peruvian items this January.


Susy has been growing her collection now for 20 years. She began collecting items due to living far from her birth country and realizing the importance in educating those who never had chance to travel out of the US or to help persuade those who would like to visit Peru and learn about the culture. Susy gives speeches at the Dallas School District and recently prepped a class before visiting Peru as a group this past summer. A favorite of her collection is the Peruvian Barbie shown in typical Andes Mountains attire. There is also a wooden cutting board inlaid with Huayruro seeds. The plant is native to Peru and is known to bring about good luck. Included in the collection is a carved copper, silver, and gold wall decoration depicting a llama and man in typical Peruvian clothing and decorative artisan-made fruit unique to Peru.

Of her collection, Susy states that “every person has the potential to teach each other new things. This helps accept other cultures, customs, languages and to understand diversity.”
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