Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 6:00pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:00pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 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
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Book Donation
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a list of YA Card
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Holiday Hours


The library will be closed

Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.


We will be open our normal hours

Friday, November 27.


Text Back Mountain Memorial Library Extravagant Holiday Sale Pop Up Shop, Glitter, Bells, Star

2020 Extravagant Holiday Sale

Pop Up Shop

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays

11:00am ~ 4:00pm

November 13 ~ December 20


Due to library renovations, this year the Library’s popular event will be held in the Antiques Room in the back of the building!

Stop in to check out the beautiful linens, glassware, figurines, nativity sets, angels, vintage décor, mugs, tablecloths, decorations, ornaments, ceramics, greenery, baskets, and many more festive items to make your holiday shine.


All proceeds benefit the library!

Jewelry For Sale In Display Case
Jewelry For Sale In Display Case

This November, the library will be displaying a collection of jewelry for sale in our Display Case.


Start your holiday shopping early by taking a look at all the different item. Ranging from gorgeous genuine gemstone necklaces to sterling silver bracelets to colorful beaded statement necklaces. You are sure to find something for everyone.


All items are reasonably priced and all proceeds benefit the library.

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The Back Mountain

Memorial Library

Curbside Pickup

continues to be available!


Patrons may request items by calling the library at 570-675-1182 and speaking to a staff member. You must use your library card to request items for curbside pickup.

If you don’t have a specific title, we can pick out a selection from an author or genre for you!

Patrons are limited to 7 items per card holder, and include books, audiobooks, DVDs, etc. Once you receive a call back that your items are ready, you have 3 days to pick them up. Please let us know when you will be picking up your items and a staff member will bring them to your car.

Books must be returned in the outside book drop. All patrons must wear face masks when picking up their items.

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An October Evening of Tales

A Halloween Video by Charles Kiernan

October 1 ~ November 30


Case Sensitive Password: October


Click on the link above and enter the password to view a collection of Halloween folktales from England, Scotland, and Ireland. Storyteller Charles Kiernan, a member of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, will delight you and your family with his shivery stories. Turn out the lights and enjoy scary storytelling at its finest. We dare you!


The event is free and available to the public. You can view the video any time you wish.

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This year, the library is celebrating our 75th Anniversary in service to the Back Mountain Community.

Opening Day was held on October 12, 1945!

Certificate Presentation, Pictured from left are Board President Karen Shuster Senator Lisa Baker Library Director Martha Butler, Outdoors, Library Sign

The Back Mountain Memorial Library recently celebrated its 75th year of service to the Back Mountain Community!

Senator Lisa Baker presented the library with a certificate from the Senate of Pennsylvania commemorating the anniversary.

Pictured from left are:

Board President Karen Shuster

Senator Lisa Baker

Library Director Martha Butler

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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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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 November 2020:


Express Loan

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

Three Women Disappear by James Patterson

Shakeup by Stuart Woods

The Noel Letters by Richard Paul Evans

You Betrayed Me by Lisa Jackson

The Dirty South by John Connolly

A Christmas Resolution by Anne Perry

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer

Fortune and Glory: Tantalizing Twenty-Seven by Janet Evanovich

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

The Last Flight by Julie Clark

The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

Marauder by Clive Cussler

In the Lion’s Den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Archer by Paulo Coelho

Piece of My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark

All That Glitters: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Daylight by David Baldacci

Hot to Trot by M C Beaton

On Deadly Tides by Elizabeth J Duncan

The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs

Dragon Fire by Ted Bell



Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

Three Women Disappear by James Patterson

Shakeup by Stuart Woods

The Noel Letters by Richard Paul Evans

You Betrayed Me by Lisa Jackson

The Dirty South by John Connolly

A Christmas Resolution by Anne Perry

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer

Fortune and Glory: Tantalizing Twenty-Seven by Janet Evanovich

The Sentinel by Lee Child

The Cold Millions by Jess Walter

Memorial: A Novel by Bryan Washington

Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Searcher by Tana French

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

To Be a Man: Stories by Nicole Krauss

The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

Marauder by Clive Cussler

In the Lion’s Den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Archer by Paulo Coelho

Piece of My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark

All That Glitters: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Daylight by David Baldacci

Whispering Hearts by V C Andrews

The Orchard: A Novel by David Hopen

The Ickabog by J K Rowling

Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen

The Nemesis Manifesto by Eric Van Lustbader

The Last Odyssey by James Rollins

One Minute Out by Mark Greaney



Hot to Trot by M C Beaton

On Deadly Tides by Elizabeth J Duncan



The Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcom X by Les Payne



The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ by Suze Orman

She Votes: How U S Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next by Bridget Quinn

Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World by H R McMaster

Melania and Me by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

The Book on Pie by Erin Jeanne McDow



The Sentinel by Lee Child

Every Kind of Wicked by Lisa Black

Scratched: A Memoir of Perfectionism by Elizabeth Tallent

Fortune and Glory: Tantalizing Twenty-Seven by Janet Evanovich

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer

In the Lion’s Den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

Piece of My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark



Marauder by Clive Cussler

Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Truly, Madly, Deeply by Karen Kingsbury

The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner



Most Likely by Sarah Watson

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band by Christian Staebler

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The Back Mountain

Memorial Library

Is Open


The library has now entered the next stage of reopening to the public. Please note our new rules and restrictions. We are following all guidelines provided by the CDC to help ensure the health and safety of our patrons. We ask for your cooperation and patience as we work to safely restore services. We have missed you all!


1. Our hours are:

Monday – Thursday ~ 9:30am to 6:00pm

Friday ~ 9:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday ~ 9:30am to 4:00pm


2. Patrons are now allowed to enter the building to browse and check out books and materials in both the adult and children’s areas. Masks are required, and social distancing is strongly encouraged. Entrance is through the side door, and patrons must exit through the front door. This arrangement will help reduce crowding at the front desk and the New Book area.

3. A limited number of public access computers will be available for 45 minute sessions and must be reserved ahead of time by calling the library.

4. Curbside service will continue to be available by calling us, however books must be picked up at the front desk.

5. Interlibrary loans can now be placed, materials can be received from other Luzerne County libraries, and we can place requests for items outside the county. Out of county holds cannot be guaranteed at this time. Please return items that have been checked out at the Back Mountain Memorial Library to us.

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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!

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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.

The Back Mountain Memorial Library is grateful to Senator Lisa Baker, R-20th, Representative Karen Boback, R-117th, and Representative Aaron Kaufer, R-120th for their support of our Keystone Grant project through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This grant has been awarded for the renovation of our sole meeting room to make it more accessible to patrons and to provide additional space to an increasing number of visitors.


Click on the link below to read the full press release from Senator Baker’s office.

Two Luzerne Libraries Receive Grants

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.

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Display Case
Continuing Programs
Announcement For BookBrowse



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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.

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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.)
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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!

Calendar of Events