Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS:

Mon – Thurs:

9:00am - 8:00pm

Friday:

9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday:

9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182

FAX:  570-674-5863

 
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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
Guidelines
Link to YA Library Card Community Sponsors List

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a list of YA Card
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The Back Mountain Memorial Library Is Open

 

Public computer access will be booked in appointments of 45 minutes, starting on the hour and limited to one per day. Please call for your time spot.

 

Curbside pickup will continue to be available for those who would like to order their items over the phone. Requests of books from other libraries, both within the county and outside through Inter-Library Loan, will also resume.

 

Our hours are:

Monday – Thursday ~ 9:00am – 8:00pm

Friday ~ 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday ~ 9:00am – 4:00pm

Call the Library for the Slightly Read Bookstore hours.

2021 75th Annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Poster, Multiple Text Blocks Including Dates: August 12, 13, 14, and 15, Shuttle Bus Service provided by Davis Bus Company: Starts at 4:00pm and Runs Until Closing from the Country Club Shopping Center Next to Weis Market in Dallas.

The 75th Annual Back Mountain

Memorial Library Auction!

 

This year’s Auction will be held August 12, 13, 14, and 15.

Please use our Shuttle Bus Service provided by Davis Bus Company. The shuttle starts at 4:00pm and runs until closing from the Country Club Shopping Center next to Weis Market in Dallas.

 

We will be featuring a week long basket raffle this year.

Save the date for great family fun, food, and wonderful deals!

 

We would also like to thank the community for attending the Auction.

Your support helps the library flourish!

The 75th Annual Back Mountain

Memorial Library Auction

Friends and Board Raffle Baskets

 

The giant raffle basket extravaganza will be held again this year!

Tickets can be purchased at the library front desk for $20.00 for a sheet of 25 tickets plus a door prize ticket. We can accept cash, check, or credit card. You can view the baskets below, or on the library’s Facebook page. Baskets will be on display during the week of August 9, and throughout the auction. Stop by and put your tickets in selected baskets.

If you’re paying by card, we can accept payment over the phone and put your tickets in your selected baskets. Tickets may also be purchased during the auction. You don’t have to attend to win!

Volunteers are needed for our

75th Annual Auction

August 12, 13, 14, and 15!

Call or come in to the library to sign up.

 

We are currently looking for people to work shifts at the Auction booths. Teens, ages 12 or older, who may be looking for community service hours are welcome to help in setting up various booths.

 

Set up: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday August 8, 9, 10 and 11

Booth Help: August 12, 13, 14, and 15

Clean Up: August 16

18K Gold Pin/Pendant with 10 Diamonds (1.50tw) Surrounding a .50pt Center Diamond on a 14K Gold Chain, Black Backdrop

Victorian Diamond Necklace Raffle

 

Enter to win a Victorian diamond necklace, circa 1890!

This 18K gold pin/pendant with 10 diamonds (1.50tw) surrounding a .50pt center diamond on a 14K gold chain is being raffled at this year’s 75th Annual Auction.

 

Tickets are available at the library for $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00, or 6 for $10.00. The drawing will be held the last night of the auction, August 15. You don't need to attend to win!

Reversible Handmade Quilt; Teal, Blue, and Black with Red, Pink, Blue, and White Flowers

2021 Quilt Raffle!

 

Tickets for this beautiful handmade quilt, "Botanical Oasis" by Leslie Horoshko, are now on sale!

 

Tickets are available at the library for $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00, or 6 for $10.00. The drawing will be held the last night of the auction, August 15. You don't need to attend to win!

 

The quilt is on display at the library's front desk.

Alt Text: Interior, 2 windows, Bookshelf, Text: New Book List For July 2021

Back Mountain Memorial Library New Books

 

Each month, we will post a list of the newest titles that have been added to our collection.

 

For July 2021:

 

Express Loan

When Stars Collide by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Fiancée by Kate White

The Third Grave by Lisa Jackson

 

Fiction

When Stars Collide by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Fiancée by Kate White

The Third Grave by Lisa Jackson

The Path to Sunshine Cove by RaeAnne Thayne

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

Who is Maud Dixon?: A Novel by Alexandra Andrews

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

 

Mystery

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P Manansala

 

Biography

The Beauty of Living Twice by Sharon Stone

 

Nonfiction

The Full Plate by Ayesha Curry

Humor, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker

The Chicken Bible

Jeff’s Story: Life with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome by Denise Cardell

A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin by Matthew R Kratter

 

BOOKS ON CD

Arctic Storm Rising by Dale Brown

 

YOUNG ADULT

Go the Distance: A Twisted Tale by Jen Calonita

Nubia: Real One by L L McKinney

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass

One Great Lie by Deb Caletti

Gamora and Nebula: Sisters in Arms by Mackenzi Lee

On the Hook by Francisco X Stork

Othello adapted by Crystal S Chan

LIBRARY NEWS AND PROGRAMS

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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 https://panewsarchive.psu.edu/, or click here.

Click on Browse by Title.

Scroll down to the Dallas Post.

Magazine Pile, Tablet, Swirling Cloud of Colored Dots Connecting the Magazine Pile and Tablet

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 https://cloudlibrary.magzter.com/library/1/1, 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.

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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.

Link to Free Library of Philadelphia, Logo

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!

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.

Art Wall
“Bloomin’ Flowers” Paintings Series Display, Person: Sherene Barilla, In Library

“Bloomin’ Flowers”

by Sherene Barilla

 

Sherene Barilla, of Swoyersville, will be displaying her paintings this July.

 

Her display, Bloomin’ Flowers, will feature work in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.

Barilla, who has been painting for 8 years now, first became interested in art after being diagnosed with cancer almost 10 years ago. She uses art as a way to escape and as a form of therapy. Her creative process is simple, if she likes it, she paints it! If you are interested in buying any of her artwork, Sherene can be reached by email at 33mrsb@gmail.com or find her on Facebook at Paintings by Sherene. You can find a large quantity of her work on her page; more artwork will be added soon, check out her many albums!

Display Case
Funko Pop, Comics, and Legos Display, Boy: Mason Kivler in Library

Funko Pop, Comics, and Legos Display

 

Mason Kivler, 12, of Dallas, will be showcasing his collection of comic books, Legos, and Funko Pop figures this July.

 

Mason has been collecting Legos since he was 5 years old, Funko Pops since 2015, and comic books since 2017. He started his collection with his first Funko Pop, Baymax from Big Hero 6. He continued by adding Gene Wilder from Willy Wonka and his collection grew from there. He has around 30 Funko Pops, including Carmen Sandiego, Hulk from Avengers, Mr Bean, and a special edition Timon from the live action Lion King. Mason has around 60 comic books, 20 action figures, and too many Legos to count! He put together a 1928 black-and-white Lego Steamboat Willie tribute set that features Mickey and Minnie Mouse aboard the ship.

Mason says that his favorite piece is his Vincent Van Gogh Funko. Van Gogh is his favorite artist and “Sunflowers” is his favorite artwork. Mason would love to go to Hollywood and visit the Funko shop where you can make your own! Right now, he subscribes to Pop in A Box, where you are sent 2 new Funko Pops each month. He mostly gets his pieces as gifts and says he is currently on the hunt for a Joker Funko.

Continuing Programs
Announcement For BookBrowse

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.)

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!

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