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
Follow Us On:

The Friends of the Library and Leggio’s Italian Ristorante Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 23 ~ 5:00pm - 8:00pm

64 E Center Hill Rd, Dallas


Bring family and friends to Leggio's Italian Ristorante in Dallas to enjoy great food while supporting our library on October 23!

A percentage of the total sales (bar not included) taken in from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, including eat-in, take out, and gift certificates purchased, will be donated to the library.


Look for the library display at the front of the restaurant to register to win a Leggio's Gift Card! We would like to thank the community for their participation, and Salvatore and Lori Leggio for offering this fundraising opportunity.

The Friends of the Library

24” Fresh Christmas Wreath Sale

Includes Bow and Christmas Picks


This year the Friends of the Library will be selling beautiful fresh Christmas wreaths for $26.00 each!

Order forms are available at the library. Orders are due by Friday, November 9. The pickup dates will be Saturday, November 24 or Monday and Tuesday, November 26 and 27.


We can accept cash, checks, or credit cards. Thank you for supporting the library!

2nd Chair Yoga Class

Fridays ~ October 26,

November 2, 9, and 16

1:00pm ~ 2:00pm

Space is limited.


This is a gentle yoga to practice in your office chair or at home. It helps to strengthen and relax muscles in your neck, shoulders, and hands and feet. It will also help to increase your balance.

Appropriate for beginners. The class costs $40.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

Chair Yoga Class

Fridays, October 28 ~ November 16

12:00pm ~ 1:00pm

This class is filled


This is a gentle yoga to practice in your office chair or at home. It helps to strengthen and relax muscles in your neck, shoulders, and hands and feet. It will also help to increase your balance.

Communicating For Success:

Watch Your Language

Wednesday, October 24 ~ 7:00pm

Call or come in to register.


Have you ever lost an important sale or networking connection and wondered why? It could be because you are selling and networking the same way with everyone and not tailoring your activities to each person’s behavioral style.

Paul Hatrak, CPA, CGMA, will lead this interactive discussion that will help you understand your behavioral style, how to recognize the style of others, and how to blend your style for more effective communication.


The course is free and open to the public.

Attorneys will receive 1 CLE Credit. CPAs will receive 1 CPE Credit.

Yoga Class

Monday Evenings ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

September 17 ~ October 22

Class size is limited.


The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning September 17. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

2018 Fall Story Time


Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am. Story Times begin the week of September 24 and end the week of November 12.


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

Wildlife Around the World by Sharon Templin


Sharon Templin, of Tunkhannock, will be showcasing her Digital Photography display titled Wildlife Around the World this October.


Sharon has been involved with digital photography since 2014, and first became engrossed in the art in 2012 after her first trip to Africa. She also started watching an eagles’ nest online and this further increased her interest in photographing wildlife. One of Sharon’s favorite pieces in her display is the photograph of a mother and baby cheetah because it touches her heart. She states “I am blessed to observe the tender moments of mothers with their young.” Of her photographs, Templin states that her goal is to “share the beauty of wildlife and the importance of preserving it for future generations.”

Along with the library display, you can purchase Sharon’s photographs by contacting her at or at 570-240-2255 for additional photos available for print. She can also share her Flickr account to choose a photo on request.
Display Case

Susy Weiss, of Dallas, will be showcasing her collection of items from Israel this October.


Susy has been collecting since she was an adolescent in Lima, Peru and continued to collect after she got married 20 years ago. She became interested in collecting after receiving presents from family and friends who love the Jewish traditions. Her collection began with a Jewish prayer book from the son of Rabbi Guillo Bronstein in Peru.

Some of her favorite items in her collection are the Jewish Bible or Tanakh, a one hundred year old Shabbat candle, a kippah or yarmulke which is the hat traditional Jewish community men wear, a silver wine cup that was used one hundred years ago and given as a wedding present, a bat mitzvah wine cup given by Temple B’nai B’rith to her daughter, and a Hanukah menorah which was brought to Brooklyn by her husband’s grandparents. They came from a little town on the border of Poland and Russia in the late 1800s where Jewish people were forced to leave because of Antisemitism.

Susy states that having this collection helps share her knowledge, values and feeds curiosity of those who are interested in learning more about Jewish traditions. She does speeches at the Dallas School District, and local synagogues Temple B’nai B’rith in Kingston and Temple Israel of Wilkes Barre. She credits her knowledge to learning from Rabbi Bronstein in Peru, Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Rabbi Roger Lerner and Gerri Kaplan who is the principal of the Temple Israel Hebrew School.

“To share your collection of any kind gives you the pleasure, gratitude, growth, self-reliance, warmth, security, and love for what you care and believe in”, she states.
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.



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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.)
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