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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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
Guidelines
Link to YA Library Card Community Sponsors List

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Back Mountain Memorial Library Entrance View Fall

The Back Mountain Memorial Library Is Open

 

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 are:

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.

2021 Christmas Extravaganza Pop Up Shop!

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

November 16 ~ December 12

10:00am ~ 4:00pm

In the Community Room

 

Stop in to the library and check out our annual Holiday Sale. You’ll find wreaths, centerpieces, gift wrap, cards, candles, decorations and more. Come down to find that perfect item to decorate your home or to gift to someone special!

All proceeds benefit the library.

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Yoga Class

Monday Evenings ~ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

$60.00, Due at Registration

Starting November 8

Class size is limited.

 

The library will be hosting a 6 week yoga class beginning November 8. Lisa Galico, RYT 200, will guide participants through a flow sequence. Appropriate for most levels. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Come in to the library to register.

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Back Mountain Memorial Library New Books

 

Each month, we will post a list of the newest titles that have been added to our collection.

 

For November 2021

 

Express Loan

The Nameless Ones by John Connolly

The Attic on Queen Street by Karen White

Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich

A Christmas Legacy: A Novel by Anne Perry

Never by Ken Follett

Clive Cussler’s The Devil’s Sea by Dirk Cussler

The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly

Down the Hatch by M C Beaton

We are the Brennans by Tracey Lange

 

Fiction

The Nameless Ones by John Connolly

The Attic on Queen Street by Karen White

Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich

A Christmas Legacy: A Novel by Anne Perry

Never by Ken Follett

Clive Cussler’s The Devil’s Sea by Dirk Cussler

The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly

The Book of Mother by Violaine Huisman

I Will Die in a Foreign Land by Kalani Pickhart

All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss

The Sentence: A Novel by Louise Erdrich

Out of the Rain by V C Andrews

 

Mystery

Down the Hatch by M C Beaton

 

Biography

Life Lived Wild: Adventures at The Edge of The Map by Rick Ridgeway

 

Nonfiction

A True History of the United States by Daniel A Sjursen

Better You, Better Friends by Glenda D Shaw

The Age of A.I.: And Our Human Future by Henry A Kissinger

 

BOOKS ON CD

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom

 

LARGE PRINT

Fiction

The Christmas Wedding by Susan Mallery

Santa Cruise by Fern Michaels

The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson

Forgiving Paris by Karen Kingsbury

 

YOUNG ADULT

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton

Call Me Athena by Colby Cedar Smith

Roxy by Neal Shusterman

Original Etching Of The Back Mountain Memorial Library In 1962 When The Library Was Located On Main Street In Dallas, Done By Brian L Davis

Original etching of the Back Mountain Memorial Library in 1962 when the library was located on Main Street in Dallas. The etching, done by Brian L Davis, was part of a donation and tribute to former Dallas school teacher Dorothy “Dottie” L Davis by her three sons Michael, Brian, and Jonathan at the 75th Library Auction.

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!

Art Wall
Nancy Walters Holding Painting of Ballerina Slippers on Copper Colored Draped Cloth, Background: Library Shelves

November Art Wall by Nancy Walters

 

Nancy Walters, of Shavertown, will be displaying a variety of oils, acrylics, watercolors, and prints this November.

 

The pieces are part of her uncle, Curtis Grodzicki’s, personal collection that she inherited. There is a wide variety of subjects to take in, ranging from ballet shoes, to nature scenes, to fruit and vegetable compositions. Grodzicki, of Nanticoke, was a graphic designer and an artist that worked for Rifkin Co in Hanover Township. He took art classes at LCCC and was an avid painter of wildlife, especially tigers. Throughout his life he met a few artists that he admired and started to buy and display their work which grew into the collection that you will see at the library.

 

If you are interested in any of the pieces, stop by to see them during the month of November and feel free to contact Nancy at nwalterslj@yahoo.com.

Display Case
Owl Figurines, Indoors

November Display Case

 

The Back Mountain Memorial Library will be showcasing a display of donated owl figurines this November.

 

Ranging in size from only a few inches tall to larger pieces, and from glass to metal, there is a wide variety of owls that will surely appeal to everyone. Just in time for fall, stop by the library to see the owls during the month of November.

Events and Fundraisers
Link to PDF Donation Form, The Giving Evergreens Sculpture

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.

Continuing Programs
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!

Link to Renew Checked Out Items, Text Online Renewals

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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