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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LIBRARY NEWS AND PROGRAMS

The Back Mountain

Memorial Library

Reopening

Starting Monday, June 29

 

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 - 5:00pm

Saturday ~ 9:30am - 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. Holds will only be available for items in the Back Mountain Memorial Library collection. No interlibrary loans will take place, nor will materials be received from other Luzerne County libraries at this time. Items that have been checked out must be returned to the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

6. The Library is excited to offer Summer Reading. And we are eager to get children started on their Quests. Participants may find their missions online, or can pick them up at the library. For more information, call the Children’s Room at 570-675-1182, or check out the website’s Children’s Room Page or our Facebook Page.

The Back Mountain

Memorial Library

Curbside Pick Up

 

Important information on the library’s limited service for curbside pick up. The library is acting in accordance with CDC and DOH guidelines for the handling of materials and contact with the public. We are implementing all state and federal guidelines for reopening that apply to community organizations and businesses. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

 

1. The library will be offering curbside pick up for library materials beginning Monday, June 8.

2. Patrons will be able to pick up holds at the front entrance of the library. Members of the public will not be allowed inside the library building for any reason at this time.

3. Hours for pick up will be:

 

Vulnerable Populations:

Monday – Saturday ~ 9:30am - 10:30am

General Public:

Monday – Thursday ~ 10:30am to 6:00pm

Friday ~ 10:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday ~ 10:30am - 3:30pm

 

4. Materials can be returned to the library in designated bins or in the book drop. All due dates have been extended to June 27 on materials that are currently checked out.

5. Patrons may place holds online or by calling the library within the above times at 570-675-1182 and speaking to a staff member. Holds will not be accepted in person.

6. Holds will only be available for items in the Back Mountain Memorial Library collection. No interlibrary loans will take place, nor will materials be received from other Luzerne County libraries at this time. Items that have been checked out must be returned to the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

7. Patrons are limited to 7 items per card holder, and include books, audiobooks, DVDs, etc. Once you receive confirmation that your holds are ready, you have 2 days to pick them up. Patrons must present their library cards for identification at pick up. All patrons must wear face masks when picking up their items.

8. The Slightly Read Bookstore will not be open at this time.

The 74th Annual Back Mountain

Memorial Library Auction

A Twist on Tradition

 

So many people tell us it’s not summer without the Library Auction. The library will be presenting an abridged, 2 day event:

 

Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 ~ 4:00pm – 8:00pm

 

A Twist on Tradition will include food choices, the Bookstore, specialty shopping at the tents, a barn and block sale with priced antiques and jewelry, and a silent auction.

The new “twist” is a giant raffle basket extravaganza! View the baskets in the library from August 3 to the 8 and cast your tickets anytime during the week. The grounds Friday and Saturday will be restricted to 250 people at any given time, in compliance with State guidelines. Come eat, shop, and select your raffle baskets!

Shuttle buses will run from the Country Club Shopping Center.

Back Mountain Memorial Library Farmers' Market

Saturdays, July 11 - October 31

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 vendors and farmers!

2020 Bookshop Reopening

 

The Slightly Read Bookshop will be reopening Tuesday, July 7!

HOURS:

Tuesdays ~ 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturdays ~ 10:00am – 2:00pm

 

The bookshop will be following CDC and DOH guidelines to ensure the safety of our patrons.

2020 Summer Reading Program

 

Fair and noble Summer Readers, welcome to Summer Reading 2020!

See the Children’s Room Page for your quest details!

 

Good luck. Watch out for dragons. Take care.

2020 Summer Story Hour

 

Visit our Facebook page for stories with Mrs Israel!

See our Children’s Room Page for more details.

Book and Auction Donations

 

The Back Mountain Memorial Library will not be able to accept donations for the auction at this time.

 

The auction has been postponed and we do not have storage space to collect items. We do not know when we will begin accepting donations in the future. Please check back on the website or Facebook.

We will however begin accepting book donations on Thursdays only, between 9:30am and 6:00pm, beginning June 18. Please put all books being donated in boxes or bags. When you come to the library we will direct you to where we will be collecting donated books.

Please be aware that we cannot accept encyclopedias, texts books, Reader’s Digest condensed books, dictionaries, or books that are damaged, wet, mildewed, or in poor condition.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and for thinking of the library.

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 June 2020:

 

Express Loan

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

The Jerusalem Assassin by Joel C Rosenberg

Hit List by Stuart Woods

One Fatal Flaw by Anne Perry

A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver

Katheryn Howard, the Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir

Bombshell by Stuart Woods

The Last Trial by Scott Turow

Hideaway by Nora Roberts

Masked Prey by John Sandford

The Wrath of Poseidon by Clive Cussler

The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

Credible Threat by J A Jance

Close Up by Amanda Quick

Furmidable Foes by Rita Mae Brown

 

Fiction

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

The Jerusalem Assassin by Joel C Rosenberg

Hit List by Stuart Woods

One Fatal Flaw by Anne Perry

A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver

Katheryn Howard, the Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir

Bombshell by Stuart Woods

The Last Trial by Scott Turow

Hideaway by Nora Roberts

Masked Prey by John Sandford

Wrath of Poseidon by Clive Cussler

The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

Credible Threat by J A Jance

Close Up by Amanda Quick

It’s Not All Downhill from Here by Terry McMillan

Hidden Salem by Kay Hooper

Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer

Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

A Week at the Shore by Barbara Delinsky

The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel

Are Snakes Necessary by Brian DePalma

Last Couple Standing by Matthew Norman

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Red Dress in Black and White by Jennifer Weiner

 

Mystery

Miss Julia Knows a Thing or Two by Ann B Ross

Furmidable Foes by Rita Mae Brown

 

Biography

House Lessons: Renovating a Life by Erica Bauermeister

 

Science Fiction

Starborn and Godsons by Larry Niven

 

Books On CD

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

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.

 

Check out the links for Tumblebooks online books below. There is something for everyone and all ages.

 

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!

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.

TumbleBooks eBook Library

 

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

 

Free access will continue through until August 31, 2020!

K-6 Children's eBook Database:

Username: tumble735

Password: books

K-6 Math eBook Database:

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6

Grades 7-12 eBook Database:

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6

Audio Book Database:

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6

The 74th Annual Back Mountain

Memorial Library Auction

has been postponed!

 

The Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction has been postponed with the hope that we will be able to reschedule for the fall. We hope to see you there!

 

The Back Mountain Memorial Library would like to thank the volunteers and sponsors for their hard work and generous donations.

We would also like to thank the community for attending the Auction. Your support helps the library flourish!

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
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
Display Case
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.

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!

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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