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

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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
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a list of YA Card
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Back Mountain Memorial Library Entrance View Fall


Blue Background, Text: Help Wanted! Student Page Position

Student Page Position Available


The library has an opening for a Student Page Position.

The schedule is for two evenings, and every other Saturday. Must be 16 to apply.


Ask for an application at the front desk.

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Designer Bag Bingo!

Sunday, October 9

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 $20.00 (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 $25.00.

Designer Bag BINGO Preview


Here is a sample of the many different styles and colors of purses waiting to be won at this year’s Designer Bag BINGO! Get your tickets now; don't miss out!

Text Top: "First In Flight" Presented by Robert Hughes, Text Bottom: Wednesday, October 19 ~ 6:45pm, Background: Greyscale Image Of Wright Brother’s Plane In Sky, Image Top Left: Orville Wright, Image Top Right: Wilbur Wright

"First In Flight" Presented by Robert Hughes

Wednesday, October 19 ~ 6:45pm


Join us for this dramatization of the trials, setbacks, and eventual success of the Wright Brothers as they struggled to build a machine that could fly. Find out how these ingenious, hard working brothers changed the world.

Text Top: Print With Produce, Text Middle Left: Saturday, October 22, Text Middle Right: 10:00am ~ 12:00pm, Text Bottom: Space is limited. Image Top Left: Teat Towel With Star Fruit Stamps, Image Top Right: Tea Towel With Apple Stamp, Image Center: Tea Towel With Orange And Star Fruit Stamps, Background: Green Gradient

Print with Produce

Saturday, October 22

10:00am ~ 12:00pm

$10 Supplies Fee, Due at Registration


Join us for our upcoming tea towel workshop! Christine Medley, author and professor of graphic design at Marywood University, will present this class in printmaking, using fruits and vegetables to stamp patterns on tea towels.

Each participant will make 2 towels during the class. She will have copies of her book, How to Print Anything on Everything available for purchase.

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.

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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 September 2022


Express Loan

Captive by Iris Johansen

Fairy Tale: A Novel by Stephen King

The Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards

Clive Cussler’s Hellburner by Mike Maden

Desperation in Death by J D Robb

The Fall Girl by Marcia Clark

A Song of Comfortable Chairs by Alexander McCall Smith

Oath of Loyalty: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Kyle Mills

Lessons by Ian McEwan

Blowback by James Patterson

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth



Captive by Iris Johansen

Fairy Tale: A Novel by Stephen King

The Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards

Clive Cussler’s Hellburner by Mike Maden

Desperation in Death by J D Robb

The Fall Girl by Marcia Clark

A Song of Comfortable Chairs by Alexander McCall Smith

Oath of Loyalty: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Kyle Mills

Lessons by Ian McEwan

Blowback by James Patterson

Hell and Back by Craig Johnson

Robert B. Parker’s Fallout by Mike Lupica

Think of Me by Frances Liardet

Woman on Fire: A Novel by Lisa Barr



America, a Redemption Story by Tim Scott

A Bright and Blinding Sun by Marcus Brotherton



Wonderland: Adventures In Decorating by Summer Thornton

Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren

Antiques Handbook and Price Guide 2022-2023 by Judith Miller

The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery by Beth Bernstein




Their Make-Believe Match by Jackie Stef

A Beacon of Light: An Amish Romance by Linda Byler

Reckoning: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter

Foundation of Love by Amy Clipston

Continuing Programs

Text: OUR NEW NORMAL HOW TEENS ARE REDEFINING SCHOOL LIFE Hosted by Amna Nawaz with Terry Jones Jr, and Kate Nakamura TUE JAN 25 7PM ET PBS© STUDENT NEWS REPORTING HOUR LABS, Graphic Background with Photos of: Amna Nawaz, Terry Jones Jr, Kate Nakamura

“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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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, 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!

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

A copy of the drawing/rendering of the Back Mountain Memorial Library in 1962 when the library was located on Main Street in Dallas will be part of this year’s auction.

The original drawing/rendering was done by Brian L Davis as 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.

This year a copy, one of ten, of the drawing/rendering will go over the block Saturday evening, July 9.

This is a beautiful piece of artwork depicting the setting of the Back Mountain Memorial Library when it was located on Main Street, Dallas. Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on this historic piece of art!

Display Case

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September/October Display Case


Jan Lohmann, of Harvey’s Lake, will be showcasing her collection of patches and pins now through October.


Jan buys a patch or a pin almost every place she goes. Having been to all 50 states and several countries, she has accumulated a large number of mementos.

“I think this activity started when I attended a Girl Scout Roundup at Lake Champlain in Vermont. I met girls from all over the country, all teenagers like myself” she states. “Swaps” are usually handmade patches or pins that represent the town or state where the girl lives. Jan says it was fun to exchange these swaps along with the lasting memory of the event. She also has many patches and decals from environmental organizations she belongs to such as the National Wildlife Federation. After attending 7 of their Conservation Summits in Alaska, Nova Scotia, Maine, Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Colorado, she added mementos from these states to her collection.

Art Wall

Bruce Miles Holding 3 Of His Paintings

September/October Art Wall


Bruce Miles, of Harvey’s Lake, will be featured on the art wall through October.


A graduate of Kingston High School class of 1956, after attending Wilkes University for two years, Bruce laughs that he left college to become a rock star! As a vocalist for the popular 1950’s band The Crew Necks, their hit single “I’ll Never Forget You” reached #3 on regional charts and their “Rockin’ Zombie” is still widely played during the Halloween season. Most of his professional career was spent with General Electric and Litton Industries. He adds proudly, “In between all that, I fathered 5 daughters!”

Bruce paints in oils, inspired by Rembrandt, French and American Impressionists, Cezanne, and Picasso. Of his talent, Bruce states “I always wanted to paint, so after retirement I began to watch Bob Ross and tape his shows. I began painting in May 2017 and the art world will never be the same!”

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.

Free Resource Links

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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!