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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Back Mountain Memorial Library Farmers' Market

Saturdays, July 14 - October 13

9:00am ~ 2:00pm

At the Dallas High School on Hildebrandt Road.

Ample parking and easy handicap access.


Stop in to the Farmers' Market for a wide selection of locally grown produce, as well as artisanal breads and baked goods, locally sourced honey, and many other fine products from local farmers!


Directions to the Back Mountain Library Farmers’ Market while Hildebrandt Road is closed between the traffic light and Dallas High School.


Upper Demunds Road Detour

1) Going North on Route 309, turn right at the traffic light just past the Country Club Shopping Center.

2) Go 1.4 miles and turn right onto Sedler Road.

3) Go to the end of Sedler Road and turn right onto Hildebrandt Road.

4) Go 1.2 miles and Dallas High School will be on your left.


Lower Demunds Road Detour

1) Going South on Route 309 turn left at Offset Paperback traffic light (going North turn right) and go to the stop sign.

2) Turn left onto Lower Demunds Road.

3) Go 1.9 miles and turn left onto Hildebrandt Road.

4) At the stop sign, turn left and go 1.4 miles. Dallas High School will be on your left.

Superhero Story Hour

Wednesday, July 25 ~ 4:00pm

2 to 6 Year Olds ~ Children’s Room

Call or come in to register.


Join us for this special story Hour! If you want come dressed as a superhero!

The Great American Read


This event is part of an eight-part television series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in the national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

Voting is currently open! Click the link below to help us decide what ten books are Luzerne County readers’ favorites!

Luzerne County Libraries will be planning programs this fall based on America’s choices and the PBS Great American Read selections.

2018 Summer Reading Program!

For all ages up to high school.


The library rocks with you and your friends this summer!

Calling all youth (pre-school through young adult) to have fun at the library this summer! Maintain or improve your reading skills while reading for enjoyment! Attend fun and educational programs! Learn to work together on projects! Join a reading group!


Record your minutes in a special reading log and earn prizes as you read!

Choose from any books in the library. Fill your reading log and receive a certificate, a special prize, and an invitation to the final party with rewards, food, and fun!

Graphic Novels Added to

Our Fiction Collection!


For a blast of dynamic storytelling that may just knock your socks off, try the new Graphic Novel section. Comic books have been called the only purely American art form. Their blend of word and art are no longer just flimsy magazines from the corner drug store. They have also been collected into book form and have inspired a string of blockbuster movies, with no end in sight.

The library’s collection includes reprints from the earliest days of the modern era in the 1960s to today’s much talked-about series. In recent years, famous creators such as director Joss Whedon and novelist/essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates have lent their talents to writing comics. Major magazines now routinely review graphic novels.


If you’re familiar with comic book characters only from the movies, stop in and get a taste of the real thing. There is a limit of 3 books per person.

Book Club


The Book Discussion Groups are looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining these fun and relaxed book groups can call or come in to the library to sign up.


Monday morning Book Club meets the 4th Monday at 10:00am.

Thursday morning Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday at 10:00am.

2018 Summer Story Time


Story Times begin the week of June 18 and end the week of August 13. Story Times are full.
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

Glass Wall Hangings by Maria Livrone


Maria Livrone, of Plains, will be showcasing her display of glass wall hangings this June.


Maria has been creating art since the mid-1980s starting with stained glass and then moving to pottery, fiber arts, and fused glass with the help of a kiln. A self-described artistic soul, she found a way to incorporate all of these mediums into her work. Maria describes her designs as anything but conventional and refers to her glass hangings as “wall jewels”. Maria is a Master Artisan with the PA Guild of Craftsmen and has had work shown in over 60 galleries throughout the USA and Canada. “I am happy to do what I love to do. It is my life force and I can’t go a day without creating” states Livrone.

Maria and her husband Bill have a working studio located in Pittston called Whimsy and the Welder where they work with glass, metal and sand-carving techniques. Their pieces range from garden flowers to home décor and large scale fused glass and metal sculptures.

If you are interested in viewing their work or purchasing pieces, please visit their website: Visits to their studio are by appointment only and can also be scheduled via their website.

Display Case

This June our display case will be showcasing preview items for our upcoming auction.


These pieces are currently for sale from the Gifts from the Heart tent which houses linens, antiques, china and much more. If you are interested in purchasing any of these beautiful items, the library staff will be happy to assist you.
Continuing Programs



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!

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.

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