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 library is CLOSED today, Friday November 16,

due to poor weather conditions.

Holiday Hours


The library will be closed

Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.


We will be open our normal hours

Friday, November 23.

Amnesty Week!

Amnesty Week will be held

Monday, November 12 to

Saturday, November 17.


We will waive the fines of any of the Back Mountain Memorial Library's overdue items returned to our library during this time.

The Friends of the Library

24” Fresh Christmas Wreath Sale

Includes Bow and Christmas Picks


The order deadline has been extended to Wednesday, November 14!


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. 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!

2018 Extravagant Holiday Sale!

Friday, November 16 ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday, November 17 ~ 9:30am – 4:00pm

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!

Family Night With

the Penguins and Tux!

Tuesday, November 20

6:00pm ~ 7:00pm

All ages are welcome. Space is limited!

Call or come in to the library to register all family members who will attend.


Players and Tux from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be presenting a lively, family reading program at the library.


The players will talk to the families about the importance of reading, about being a team player, and about their careers as professional hockey players. Tux will then entertain the children with his antics as the players read to the children.


So bring your questions along with your memorabilia to be signed and get ready to have some fun with the Penguins and Tux!

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.

Yoga Class

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

November 5, 12, &

December 3, 10, 17

Class size is limited.


The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning November 5. The class costs $50.00, 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

Copper Patina Artwork

by Bashar Attar


Bashar Attar, of Dallas, will be showcasing his copper patina artwork this November.


Attar has been creating this type of work for more than 30 years. Bashar enjoys the challenge that is included with creating such detailed pieces. He states that one piece can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to create, depending on the size and how much free time he has to put into the piece.

His copper patina pieces incorporate nature, including leaves and pine needles. Bashar states that he does sell his artwork when he has the opportunity to display it, as well as through relatives and friends. Of his work, Attar mentions that it is a unique and different combination of drawing, sculpting, and painting. The most important thing required is “lots of patience!” If you would like more information about his works or to purchase, he can be reached at
Display Case

The library will be displaying a collection of Madame Alexander dolls that will be for sale this November.


This will include different dolls from various Madame Alexander collections such as the First Lady collection. Each doll will be for sale at $20 apiece. Also for display will be a few collectible Hummel Goebel porcelain figurines. These include Barnyard Hero, Boy Singing with Score, and Girl with Doll, among others, and will also be for sale. If you are interested in purchasing any of these beautiful dolls or figurines a staff member will be happy to assist you.
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!


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!

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