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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Holiday Hours


The library will be closed

Thursday, July 4.


Our normal hours will resume

Friday, July 5.

Team Cardboard Rocket Coloring

Saturday, June 15 ~ Ages 4 and Up

10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:00pm

No Registration Required


Drop by the library to decorate a section of a large cardboard rocket that will be on display throughout the summer!

2019 Summer Reading Program!

Program Registration is open.

For all ages up to high school.


Join us at the library for a universe of stories this summer! Earn prizes - make crafts - attend programs!


Check out the Children's Room Page for more information.

2019 Summer Story Time

Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am.


Story Times begin the week of June 17 and end the week of August 12. Please see the Children’s Room Page for more information.

Volunteers are needed for our

73rd Annual Auction

July 11, 12, 13, and 14!

Call or come in to the library to sign up.


Teens, ages 12 or older, who may be looking for community service hours are welcome to help in setting up and volunteering at various booths.


Set up:

Sunday, July 7 ~ 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Monday - Wednesday, July 8 - 10 ~ 9:30am – 4:30pm

Booth Help: July 11, 12, 13, and 14

Clean Up: Monday, July 15 ~ 9:30am - 12:30pm

Auction Donations Needed


Are you getting an early start on your Spring cleaning? We are looking for donations of antiques and jewelry! Why not donate to the auction and help support the library?


If you have any questions regarding donations, don't hesitate to call the library! Our staff is always happy to help!

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.
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

History in the Making Watercolors by RJ Tomascik


RJ Tomascik, of Courtdale, will be displaying his historical watercolor artwork this June.


RJ creates his watercolors based off old black and white family photos and original photos of reenactors taken at different historical locations including Eckley, Williamsburg, Concord, and Gettysburg. RJ has been creating art for 26 years, starting with lessons at age 5 at Sue Hand’s Imagery in Dallas. He took lessons for 12 years and continued to draw and paint as a hobby up until a few years after graduating from Misericordia University. He then went back to take Sue Hand’s adult classes and has been there for the past 6 years. He states that “my display wouldn’t have happened if Sue Hand didn’t convince me to return to the studio so I could start working on my own large, original historical paintings.”

Since elementary school, RJ has loved American history, particularly the Civil War. He was inspired by the attention to detail in the paintings of Don Troiani and Mort Kunstler, and tried to mimic their artwork as a child. RJ enjoys the challenge of watercolors, even though it isn’t his favorite medium to work with. His goal is to improve from piece to piece, taking weeks to months to complete a painting.

Check out RJ’s prints on Instagram at @rjtomascikart or contact him at
Display Case

Fine China


The library will be displaying a collection of fine china this June.


The items were donated by a Friend of the Library who was also a volunteer for many years. The fine china set is white with beautiful pink carnations on each piece. The set includes salad plates, dinner plates, a serving platter and bowls, sugar bowls, teacups, saucers, and gravy boats, along with many other pieces and is for sale for $150. There is also a set of pink glassware with decorative etchings available. The sets will also be on display in the linen tent at the library auction.

A wide range of beautiful pieces from the auction will be displayed this month. If you are interested in purchasing any of the items, a staff member will be happy to assist you.
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