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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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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Temporary Closing


At this point in our renovation project it will be necessary to close the library with both browsing and curbside pickup.


Renovations will continue into May. A reopening date will be posted as soon as that date can be determined.


Books and materials can be returned in the outside bookdrop.


Our bookstore, The Slightly Read Bookshop, will remain open. The bookstore hours will be:


Monday ~ 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday ~ 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesday ~ 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday ~ 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday ~ 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday ~ CLOSED

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Dallas Post Archive 1929-1971


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.


Best Reads Of 2020



The Sun Sister: Electra’s Story by Lucinda Riley

All Out War by Sean Parnell

The Sisters of Summit Avenue by Lynn Cullen

A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes

Moral Compass by Danielle Steel

Treason by Stuart Woods

The River Murders by James Patterson

Hunter Killer by Brad Taylor

Hindsight by Iris Johansen

Lost by James Patterson

A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris

House on Fire by Joseph Finder

Hi Five by Joe Ide

Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah

The Museum of Desire by Jonathan Kellerman

Crooked River by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Golden in Death by J D Robb

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness

When You See Me by Lisa Gardner

Out of the Attic by V C Andrews

Last Day by Luanne Rice

Salt River by Randy Wayne White

Blindside by James Patterson

The Warsaw Protocol by Steve Berry

The Big Lie by James Grippando

Last Girl Standing by Lisa Jackson

Trouble is What I Do by Walter Mosley

The Lost Book of Adana Moreau by Michael Zapata

The American Fiancee by Eric Dupont

Tyll by Daniel Kellerman



Coached to Death by Victoria Laurie

Murder by an Aristocrat by Mignon G Eberhart

Night Train to Murder by Simon Green

Blotto, Twinks and the Great Road Race by Simon Brett

Careless Whiskers by Miranda James

Mortal Music by Ann Parker

Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sarah Graves

Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke



Resurgence by C J Cherryh

Heart of Black Ice by Terry Goodkind

Small Kingdoms: and Other Stories by Charlaine Harris

Witch’s Oath by Terry Goodkind

Sword of Fire by Katharine Kerr



Cozy White Cottage by Liz Marie Galvan

Living Off the Grid by Gary Collins

Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy by Donald L Miller

The Rule by Larry Hite

The History of Philosophy by A C Graying

Ship of Dreams by Gareth Russell

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robinson

The Outlaw Ocean by Ian Urbina

Inconspicuous Consumption by Tatiana Schlossberg

The Scientist and the Spy by Mara Hvistendahl

Syria’s Secret Library by Mike Thompson

Hungry Girl Simply 6 by Lisa Lillien



The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando by William Mann

The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir by Samantha Power

Shadow on the Mountain by Shaker Jeffrey

The Impossible First by Colin Brady

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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.

Text Online Library Card Applications Are Available, Sky, Clouds, Sun, Library Card

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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Continuing Programs
Announcement For BookBrowse



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!

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