Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon - Thurs:           9:00am - 8:00pm

              Friday:                    9:00am - 5:00pm

              Saturday:                9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182              FAX:  570-674-5863

 
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Holiday Hours

 

The library will be closed

Monday, July 5.

 

Our normal hours will resume

Tuesday, July 6.

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The Back Mountain Memorial Library Has Reopened!

 

The Library is pleased to announce that we are open. With our renovations complete, we await our patrons’ reactions to our renewed interiors, including the completely reconfigured and redecorated Community Room!

We’re pleased to offer more work and study spaces, without sacrificing any of the plentiful books, DVDs, audiobooks, and other items we have always provided to our patrons. We welcome you all back to a bright, refreshed, and accessible library!

 

Public computer access will be booked in appointments of 45 minutes, starting on the hour and limited to one per day. Please call for your time spot.

 

Curbside pickup will continue to be available for those who would like to order their items over the phone. Requests of books from other libraries, both within the county and outside through Inter-Library Loan, will also resume.

 

Our hours will be:

Monday – Thursday ~ 9:00am – 8:00pm

Friday ~ 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday ~ 9:00am – 4:00pm

 

Call the Library for the Slightly Read Bookstore hours.

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75th Annual Kick-Off Dinner And Mini Auction

Monday, July 19

Apple Tree Terrace

Newberry Estate, Dallas

 

Reservations are now available for the Annual Kick-Off Dinner! Reservations are $28.00 per person and must be made by Wednesday, July 9. Seating is limited to 100 people.

 

Stop in today to get your seat for this evening of delicious food and community fun.

 

The library can accept cash, check, or credit card (if paying with a credit card, we can take your reservation over the phone).

Make checks payable to: Back Mountain Memorial Library.

 

Click on the Auction’s page for the complete menu and program, or check out the Kick-Off Dinner's event page on the library’s Facebook page.

Reversible Handmade Quilt; Teal, Blue, and Black with Red, Pink, Blue, and White Flowers

2021 Quilt Raffle!

 

Tickets for this beautiful handmade quilt, "Botanical Oasis" 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, August 15. You don't need to attend to win!

 

The quilt is on display at the library's front desk.

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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 June 2021:

 

Express Loan

Meant to Be by Jude Deveraux

Win by Harlan Coben

The Bounty: A Fox and O’Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich

The Other Emily by Dean Koontz

Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear

Double Jeopardy by Stuart Woods

Death with a Double Edge by Anne Perry

Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

No Way Out by Fern Michaels

The Red Book by James Patterson

Ocean Prey by John Sandford

Orfeia by Joanne M Harris

The Kaiser’s Web by Steve Berry

The Final Twist by Jeffery Deaver

Sooley: A Novel by John Grisham

Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel

A Gambling Man by David Baldacci

Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer

Legacy by Nora Roberts

21st Birthday by James Patterson

The Last Night in London by Karen White

Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

Katharine Parr, the Sixth Wife: A Novel by Alison Weir

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Basil’s War: A Novel by Stephen Hunter

The Lady Has A Past by Amanda Quick

Hidden by Fern Michaels

Unfinished Business by Judith A Jance

Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

The Saboteurs by Clive Cussler

Jackpot by Stuart Woods

 

Fiction

Meant to Be by Jude Deveraux

Win by Harlan Coben

Cloudmaker by Malcolm Brooks

The Bounty: A Fox and O’Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich

The Other Emily by Dean Koontz

Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear

Double Jeopardy by Stuart Woods

Death with a Double Edge by Anne Perry

Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

No Way Out by Fern Michaels

The Red Book by James Patterson

Ocean Prey by John Sandford

Orfeia by Joanne M Harris

The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

The Revelators by Ace Atkins

The Survivors by Jane Harper

Antiquities by Cynthia Ozick

First Person Singular: Stories by Haruki Murakami

Miss Julia Happily Ever After by Ann B Ross

Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia

Annie and the Wolves by Andromeda Romano-Lax

The Final Twist by Jeffery Deaver

Sooley: A Novel by John Grisham

Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel

A Gambling Man by David Baldacci

Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer

Legacy by Nora Roberts

21st Birthday by James Patterson

The Last Night in London by Karen White

Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

Katharine Parr, the Sixth Wife: A Novel by Alison Weir

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Basil’s War: A Novel by Stephen Hunter

The Lady Has A Past by Amanda Quick

Hidden by Fern Michaels

Unfinished Business by Judith A Jance

Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

The Saboteurs by Clive Cussler

Jackpot by Stuart Woods

That Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Deep State by Chris Hauty

Family Reunion by Nancy Thayer

The Eagle’s Claw by Jeff Shaara

Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny

Find You First by Linwood Barclay

Little Pieces of Me: A Novel by Alison Hammer

 

Science Fiction

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

The House of Styx by Derek Kunsken

 

Biography

A Delayed Life: The True Story of The Librarian of Auschwitz by Dita Kraus

The Daughters of Yalta by Catherine Grace Katz

Unsinkable: Five Men and The Indomitable Run of The USS Plunkett by James Sullivan

Girl Decoded by Rana e’ Kaliouby

 

Nonfiction

Business Made Simple by Donald Miller

Chatter by Ethan Kross

The New Normal by Jennifer Ashton

The Problem of Alzheimer’s by Jason Karlawish

Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone by James Martin

The Company by Stephen R Bown

A Beginner’s Guide to America by Roya Hakakian

How to Do the Work by Nicole LePera

Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops by Shaun Bythell

Imperial China: The Definitive Visual History

Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of The Private Gardens of Europe by Carolyn Mullet

The Colored Conventions Movement edited by P Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey and Sarah Lynn Patterson

Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth by Avi Loeb

Nuclear Folly: A History of The Cuban Missile Crisis by Serhii Plokhy

 

BOOKS ON CD

Fast Ice by Clive Cussler

Dark Sky by C J Box

Win by Harlan Coben

The Umbrella Lady by V C Andrews

A Gambling Man by David Baldacci

Meant to Be by Jude Deveraux

Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer

The Saboteurs by Clive Cussler

Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

 

LARGE PRINT

Fiction

Fast Ice by Clive Cussler

Calder Brand by Janet Dailey

Meet Me in Bombay by Jenny Ashcroft

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Faithless in Death by J D Robb

Paradise Peak by Janet Dailey

My Brilliant Life by Ae-Ran Kim

No Way Out by Fern Michaels

Waiting for the Night Song by Julie Carrick Dalton

A Distant Shore by Karen Kingsbury

The Perfect Daughter by D J Palmer

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Country Proud by Linda Lael Miller

 

YOUNG ADULT

Love in English by Maria E Andreu

The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson

Love is a Revolution by Renee Watson

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

A Taste of Love by Jennifer Yen

Things That Grow by Meredith Goldstein

Hamlet adapted by Crystal S Chan

LIBRARY NEWS AND PROGRAMS

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Dallas Post Archive 1929-1971

 

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 https://panewsarchive.psu.edu/, or click here.

Click on Browse by Title.

Scroll down to the Dallas Post.

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NewsStand e-Magazines Are Here!

 

Our new e-Magazine service, from the Back Mountain Memorial Library and the Luzerne County Library System, is now available! 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 https://cloudlibrary.magzter.com/library/1/1, or click here.

There is also an app you can download onto your device! You can find it in your app store under cloudLibrary NewsStand.

 

Here’s what you will need to get started:

 

1) Download the cloudLibrary NewsStand app from the App Store on your mobile device or computer, or go to the website listed above. Once the app is downloaded or you are on the website, and you have your library card, you can set up an account in a few easy steps!

2) On the NewsStand website, click on Login in the upper right corner and you will be redirected to the log in page. When using the app, the first screen will ask you to log in.

3) Tap or click on “New user? Please register online/Create a new account.” You will be redirected to the registration page.

4) Fill in your name and email, create a password, and click Next at the bottom of the screen.

5) Next, you will have to select your Country and Library. Scroll to select, and tap on each selection. Then enter your library card number.

For Country ~ United States

For Library ~ Luzerne County Library System

6) Click on Register at the bottom of the screen. "Please Wait" may briefly appear before redirecting you to cloudLibrary NewsStand.

 

You have now set up your cloudLibrary NewsStand account! You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on it, then clicking on the Read button.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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
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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.

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Announcement For BookBrowse

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.)

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

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