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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Student Page Position Available


The library has an opening for a Student Page Position.

The schedule is for two evenings from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and every other Saturday from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Must be 16 to apply.


Ask for an application at the front desk.

Yoga Class

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

April 30 ~ May 21

Class size is limited.


The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning April 30. The class costs $40.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

2018 Summer Story Time

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, June 5


Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am. Story Times begin the week of June 18 and end the week of August 13.
Please see the Children’s Room Page for more information.

Graphic Novels Added to

Our Fiction Collection!


For a blast of dynamic storytelling that may just knock your socks off, try the new Graphic Novel section. Comic books have been called the only purely American art form. Their blend of word and art are no longer just flimsy magazines from the corner drug store. They have also been collected into book form and have inspired a string of blockbuster movies, with no end in sight.

The library’s collection includes reprints from the earliest days of the modern era in the 1960s to today’s much talked-about series. In recent years, famous creators such as director Joss Whedon and novelist/essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates have lent their talents to writing comics. Major magazines now routinely review graphic novels.


If you’re familiar with comic book characters only from the movies, stop in and get a taste of the real thing. There is a limit of 3 books per person.

Book Club


The Book Discussion Groups are looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining these fun and relaxed book groups can call or come in to the library to sign up.


Monday morning Book Club meets the 4th Monday at 10:00am.

Thursday morning Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday at 10:00am.

Events and Fundraisers

72nd Annual Kick-Off Dinner And Mini Auction

Monday, June 4

Appletree Terrace

Newberry Estate, Dallas


Reservations are now available for the annual Kick-Off Dinner! Stop in today to get your seat for this evening of delicious food and community fun.


The library can accept cash, check, or credit card (if paying with a credit card, we can take your reservation over the phone).

Reservations are $26.00 per person; due by Friday, May 25.

Make checks payable to: Back Mountain Memorial Library.


Click on the Auction’s page for the complete menu and program, or check out the Kick-Off Dinner's event page on the library’s Facebook page.

Geranium Sale

The pick up dates will be May 1 to May 31.

To redeem, take your receipt to:

Darling's Farms & Greenhouses

Hildebrandt Rd, Dallas Township
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

Abstract Paintings by Shari P. Kantor


Shari P. Kantor, of Kingston, will be showcasing her display of abstract expressionism paintings entitled Persistence this May.


Shari has been painting since she received her first easel and palette when she turned thirteen, and still uses them more than thirty years later. She tried her hand at many different genres of art early in her career, but abstract expressionism always calls to her because she says it is her spirit on canvas. She has been experimenting with digital art, but always goes back to paints and palettes.

Kantor states about her display, that she is ready for warmer weather so she created her own little fantasy world of welcoming skies, luscious flowers and enchanting waters. The majority of her paintings were created in two hours but the glow-in-the-dark piece, Prancing Through the Posies, took about four because of the level of detail. Shari is known to paint when she is happy or calm which is why her works are known for being vividly cheerful. She hopes viewers feel the relaxed vibe she was in when creating the paintings.

Her paintings can be purchased at and other pieces like stationary, gifts, and textiles based on her art can be purchased at She does live painting demos and plein air exhibitions which can be scheduled at
Display Case

Jan Lohmann, of Harvey’s Lake, will be showcasing her birdhouse collection this May.


Jan has been collecting birdhouses for about ten or twelve years now. For a friend’s wedding shower, the table centerpiece was a handmade natural wood birdhouse that she ended up winning and her interest grew from there. Jan notes that this particular birdhouse just happens to be her favorite from her collection. It is decorated with a large bow and twigs and matched all the smaller shower favors that were also handmade birdhouses. After this, Jan started receiving birdhouses as gifts and her collection took off from there.

Jan is an avid birdwatcher and travels to different states in order to view different species. She just returned from a Maryland trip where she observed migrating waterfowl. She has been a member of the Wyoming Valley Audubon Society for 30 years. They meet the third Monday of the month at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Dallas at 7:00pm from September to May.
Continuing Programs



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Click on the BookBrowse tab to start your adventure today!

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.

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