Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612


Mon – Thurs:

9:00am - 8:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182

FAX:  570-674-5863

Back Mountain Memorial Library Entrance View Fall


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Fall Barn Sale

Fridays & Saturdays ~ 10:00am-3:00pm

September 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, & 29-30


Celebrate fall with a special sale of small furniture, china, lamps, collectibles, and more! Expect a seasonal version of our auction booths, with autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving décor. The sale will be located in the auction barn behind the library.


Check out the new Facebook Page for our Pop Up Shop!

You can receive advance notice of all our exciting Pop Up Shops and sales throughout the year! Click here for the link, or search for them on Facebook under Back Mountain Library POP UP SHOP. All sales directly benefit the library. Find great merchandise at great prices, while supporting the library!

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Designer Bag Bingo!

Sunday, October 8

Doors Open ~ 11:30am

Bingo Starts ~ 1:00pm

Dallas High School


Join us for a fun and exciting day of Designer Bag Bingo! In addition to the bingo games, we will be holding a basket raffle and everyone will have a chance at winning one of our door prizes!


Donations include 3 bingo cards for 20 games; extra cards will be available for purchase at the door.


Come in to the library to reserve a table or to purchase a ticket. Tickets are required for entry for all ages. Presale tickets may be purchased for $25.00 (we can accept cash, check, or credit/debit card). Table reservations can be made for parties of 8 or more.


Tickets can be purchased at the door for $30.00. Find us on Facebook!

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Introducing Kanopy!


Kanopy is a free on demand streaming video platform for libraries that offers films, TV shows, documentaries, and kids content. To access their diverse collection of over 30,000 films, all you need is your library card. Click here or on the Kanopy page at left to get started today!

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Introducing Creativebug! has thousands of award winning arts & crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts, crafters, and artists. You can browse through video classes in drawing, painting, sewing, crocheting, quilting, jewelry making, and more. Creativebug provides ideas and expert guidance for all levels.


Go to the Creativebug page at left for more information and links to get started!

October 12, 1945 Library Opening

Check out the history of the Back Mountain Memorial Library on our newest page!

Click here or on the Library History page at left to discover the story of the Library; one of almost 80 years of service and generous community support.

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New at the Library

Jigsaw Puzzle Table!


The Library has just received a donation of a jigsaw puzzle table. There will be a puzzle available in the Reading Room for you to put in a few pieces, or as many as you like. Check it out on your next visit, but be careful, it may be habit forming!

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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 August 2023:


Express Loan

Tom Lake: A Novel by Ann Patchett

Out of Nowhere by Sandra Brown

The Bone Hacker by Kathy Reichs

California Golden: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin

Happiness: A Novel by Danielle Steel

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

Lion and Lamb by James Patterson

An Evil Heart by Linda Castillo

Must Love Flowers: A Novel by Debbie Macomber

Tides of Fire by James Rollins

The Invisible Hour: A Novel by Alice Hoffman

Rock Bottom by Fern Michaels

After That Night by Karin Slaughter

Dead Mountain by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf by Alexander McCall Smith



Tom Lake: A Novel by Ann Patchett

Out of Nowhere by Sandra Brown

The Bone Hacker by Kathy Reichs

California Golden: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin

Happiness: A Novel by Danielle Steel

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

Lion and Lamb by James Patterson

An Evil Heart by Linda Castillo

Wolf Trap: A Thriller by Connor Sullivan

The Bookbinder: A Novel by Pip Williams

Canary Girls: A Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

Deep Fake by Ward Larson

Only the Dead: A Thriller by Jack Carr

Ghostly Game by Christine Feehan

Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman

Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 1421: A Novel by T J Newman

The Killing Moon by Jo Nesbo

The Secret Book of Lea: A Novel by Patti Callahan Henry

The President’s Wife: A Novel by Tracey Enerson Wood

The Light at the End of the World by Siddhartha Deb

Tides of Fire by James Rollins

The Invisible Hour: A Novel by Alice Hoffman

Rock Bottom by Fern Michaels

After That Night by Karin Slaughter

Dead Mountain by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf by Alexander McCall Smith

The Breakaway: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner

Family Lore: A Novel by Elizabeth Acevedo

Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister

The Keeper of Hidden Books: A Novel by Madeline Martin

Las Madres: A Novel by Esmeralda Santiago

Happy Place by Emily Henry

The Maid of Ballymacool: A Novel by Jennifer Deibel



Birder, She Wrote by Donna Andrews

Murder at the Elms by Alyssa Maxwell


Science Fiction

Dragons of Fate: Dragonlance Destinies: Volume 2 by Margaret Weis



How to Think Like a Woman by Regan Penaluna

The Life We Chose: William “Big Billy” D’ Elia and the Last Secrets of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Family by Matt Birkbeck

My Friend Anna Frank by Hannah Pick-Goslar

Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I by Tracy Borman

King: A Life by Jonathan Eig

Like a River: Finding the Faith and Strength to Move Forward After Loss and Heartache by Granger Smith

The Best Strangers in the World by Ari Shapiro



Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm by Susan Crawford

The Red Hotel: Moscow 1941, The Metropol Hotel, and the Untold Story of Stalin’s Propaganda War by Alan Philips

Road to Surrender: Three Men and The Countdown to The End of World War II by Evan Thomas

The Seven-Step Homestead by Leah M Webb

Toxic Superfoods by Sally K Norton

A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan’s Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them by Timothy Egan

Follow Me to Hell: McNelly’s Texas Rangers and The Rise of Frontier Justice by Tom Clavin

Code Name Edelweiss by Stephanie Landsem

Unshuttered: Poems by Patricia Smith

The Art of Clear Thinking: A Stealth Fighter Pilot’s Timeless Rules for Tough Decisions by Hasard Lee

Chaos Kings: How Wall Street Traders Make Billions in the New Age Crisis by Scott Patterson

The Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man by David Von Drehle

The Rediscovery of America by Ned Blackhawk

Black Ball: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spencer Haywood, and the Generation that Saved the Soul of the NBA by Theresa Runstedtler

Retirement Planning Guidebook by Wade Donald Pfau

A Cultural Encyclopedia of Lost Cities and Civilizations by Michael Shally-Jensen

The Myth of American Inequality by Phil Gramm

The Fourth Turning is Here by Neil Howe

The House of Dudley: A New History of Tudor England by Joanne Paul

Sleeping with the Ancestors: How I Followed the Footprints of Slavery by Joseph McGill, Jr

Unbroken Bonds of Battle by Johnny Joey Jones

How Not to Be an Antiques Dealer by Drew Pritchard



Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead

Canary Girls by Jennifer Chiaverini




Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead

Lion and Lamb by James Patterson

Dead Fall: A Thriller by Brad Thor

After Death by Dean Koontz



Gloria Buenrostro is Not My Girlfriend by Brandon Hoang

I’ll Tell You No Lies by Amanda McCrina

Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World by John Valiant

The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime and a Dangerous Obsession by Michael Finkel

Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Commemorative Book “75 Years of Memories”, Text: BACK MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY, Founded 1945, "75 Years of Memories", 1947-2021 AUCTION

The Back Mountain Memorial Library

is pleased to present

this commemorative book

of 75 years of our Annual Auction!


This book is a unique and beautiful window into a part of the history and the community of the Back Mountain. It features a history of the Back Mountain Memorial Library auction with a collection of pictures of the auction throughout the years, images of clippings from the Dallas Post and Sunday Independent, Auction posters, and Sue Hand’s Auction paintings.


You can purchase the commemorative book of “75 Years of Memories” for $10.00 at the library’s front desk.

Display Case

September/October Display Case


A patron will be displaying her vintage spice tins this September and October.


The tins are all from the 60s, 70s, and early 80s from her mother’s kitchen.

You will notice that the tins are picturesque with bright colors, varied typeface, and sometimes the image of the contents on the can of parsley flakes, garlic powder, and peppercorn add a delightfully decorative touch.

Of her collection, the patron states, “All these decades later, I can close my eyes and see my full time working mother shaking a can over the pressure cooker on the old gas stove. It was a blessing to have a delicious dinner ready as quickly as possible.” Upon her mother’s passing, she decided to keep these small sentimental items because they invoked heartwarming memories and they were easy to pack and store away at the time.

Art Wall

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September/October Art Wall


Sue Nardone, will be exhibiting her paintings this September and October.


Painting mostly with acrylics, Sue enjoys featuring the effect of light in landscapes. She is also known for works including children, women of different cultures, and other subject matter. Occasionally, she also switches to creating artwork in pastels.

A lover of art since childhood, at the age of four she began painting regularly with a friend using Mickey Mouse paints in the shapes of Mickey, Minnie, and Donald. As an adult, Sue has been painting seriously for over 25 years. She has exhibited her artwork in many venues including the Fine Arts Fiesta, the gallery at the Circle Centre for the Arts, the Wyoming Valley Art League’s monthly members exhibits, Cider Painters of America, the Back Mountain Bloomers, and the Pennsylvania En Plein Air Society in various locations.

Sue and her husband, Jay, were teenage sweethearts. They are now parents to four grown children, and grandparents to seven.

Continuing Programs

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“Our New Normal: How Teens are Redefining School Life”


Click the link below to watch this digital special on how teens are redefining school life.


From vax and mask mandates to curriculum protests, students in America are seeking a new normal amid the ongoing chaos created by the pandemic. So how are they doing? Watch “Our New Normal” Hosted by @StudentReportingLabs & featuring @ItsAmnaNawaz.


Produced by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Although the live event has ended, you can watch it in full here.

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Dallas Post Archive 1929-1986


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, or click here.

Click on Browse by Title.

Scroll down to the Dallas Post.

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cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca is Here!


Download our eBook service to enjoy books and audiobooks on all your devices! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.

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!

For complete instructions, click on the tab at left to go to our eBooks & Online Books Page.

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cloudLibrary NewsStand

eMagazines Are Here!


Download our eMagazine service, from the Back Mountain Memorial Library and the Luzerne County Library System, to enjoy magazines on all your devices! 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, or you can download their app onto your device! You can find it in your app store under cloudLibrary NewsStand.

For complete instructions, click on the tab at left to go to our eBooks & Online Books Page.

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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!

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.

Free Resource Links

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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.)

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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!