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

2019 Extravagant Holiday Sale!

Continuing throughout December!

In the Reference 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.

Holiday Open House

Wednesday, December 18

and Thursday, December, 19

11:00am to 6:00PM


The library will be holding an open house on December 19 and 20 in gratitude to our community for its patronage and continued support. Stop in to enjoy delicious treats, and a relaxing and festive atmosphere!

2019 Winter/Spring Story Time

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, January 28


Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am. Story Times begin the week of February 11 and end the week of March 31.


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

A special display of paintings focused on the Back Mountain area will be exhibited at this December. Eight watercolors will be presented from area artist Sue Hand, who grew up in the Back Mountain, and has lived and worked here most of her life. All the paintings are being offered as a fundraiser for the library.


While their retail values range from $350-$650, each painting is from the artist’s personal collection and may be “adopted” by a new owner for a minimum donation of $200 (or more!) to the Back Mountain Memorial Library. Included in the display are views of the fields above The Lands at Hillside Farms, roses at Misericordia University, fresh snow at Lake Louise, the 1888 cornerstone of the Dallas United Methodist Church, and the antique oxen yoke as it hung on the side of the old Risley Barn, the original barn for the library’s annual auction.


Stop by the library during the month of December for an excellent opportunity to view some familiar scenes, do some holiday shopping, and support your local library all at the same time!
Display Case

Menorah Display by Elly Miller


Elly Miller, of Shavertown, will be displaying her collection of menorahs this December.


Ranging from colorful ceramic, ombre blue and floral themed to her very first brass menorah, Elly has a vast array for viewing.

The Hanukkah menorah recalls the expulsion by Judas Maccabaeus of invading forces from the Temple of Jerusalem. He and his followers sought oil for the temple’s menorah so the sanctuary could be rededicated, but they found only enough for one day. Miraculously, that tiny amount burned for eight days. The Hanukkah menorah includes a candle for each day the oil burned, plus the shammes candle, used to light the others. Hanukkah begins Sunday, December 22.
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!


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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