Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612


Mon – Thurs:

9:00am - 8:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182

FAX:  570-674-5863

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The library will be closed

Monday, May 27.

Our normal hours will resume

Tuesday, May 28.


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Kick-Off Dinner and Mini Auction

For The 78th Annual Back Mountain

Memorial Library Auction

Monday, June 10 ~ Limited Seating

Apple Tree Terrace Newberry Estate, Dallas


Reservations are now available for the Annual Kick-Off Dinner! Reservations are $34.00 per person; due by Friday, May 31. 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).

Make checks payable to: Back Mountain Memorial Library.


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

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Auction Volunteers Needed


The 78th Annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction will take place July 11, 12, 13, & 14.

Now is the time to show your support! Can you rewire lamps, make gentle repairs, paint or refinish furniture? Please share your talents and support one of the great Back Mountain institutions.

Call the library at 570-675-1182 and leave a message for Karen.

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Book Donations Are Full


The library cannot accept any donations of books at this time.


Anyone wishing to donate household items, or any other donation for our Annual Auction, please call the library before bringing in the items.

Due to your generosity, library staff and volunteers need time to clear the space for item drop off. Thank you for supporting the library!

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2024 Quilt Raffle!


Tickets for this beautiful 60½” x 66½” handmade quilt, Nesting 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, July 14. You don't need to attend to win!


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

Book “Pie Is Messy” By Rebecca Grasley

The library would like to thank the author of Pie Is Messy, Rebecca Grasley, for speaking at our annual luncheon April 21.

For anyone who read Pie Is Messy, her Facebook page has tips on making the pie crusts mentioned, links to Home and Backyard and KTLA in California interviews with the author, and she will be adding other videos on pie baking in the next few weeks and beyond. Grasley will also take requests for other videos about pies.

Click here to visit her page, and be sure to follow to make sure you see her future posts!

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Check Out Kanopy!


Kanopy is a free on demand streaming video platform for libraries that offers films, TV shows, documentaries, and kids content. To access their diverse collection of over 30,000 films, all you need is your library card. Go to the Kanopy page at left to get started today!

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Check Out Creativebug! has thousands of award winning arts & crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts, crafters, and artists. You can browse through video classes in drawing, painting, sewing, crocheting, quilting, jewelry making, and more. Creativebug provides ideas and expert guidance for all levels.

Go to the Creativebug page at left for more information and links to get started!

October 12, 1945 Library Opening

Check out the history of the Back Mountain Memorial Library on our newest page!

Click here or on the Library History page at left to discover the story of the Library; one of almost 80 years of service and generous community support.

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The Library Jigsaw Puzzle Table


Stop in to try the Library’s jigsaw puzzle table! There will be a puzzle available in the Reading Room for you to put in a few pieces, or as many as you like. Check it out on your next visit, but be careful, it may be habit forming!

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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 May 2024:


Express Loan

Circle in the Water by Marcia Muller

An Unfinished Murder by Jude Deveraux

Summers at the Saint by Mary Kay Andrews

The Instruments of Darkness: A Novel by John Connolly

Hyde and Seek by Simon R Green

The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club: A Novel by Helen Simonson

The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren

The Last Time She Saw Him: A Novel by Kate White



The Museum of Lost Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini

Your Presence is Mandatory: A Novel by Sasha Vasilyuk

The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons by Karin Smirnoff

Summers at the Saint by Mary Kay Andrews

The Instruments of Darkness by John Connolly

Hyde and Seek by Simon R Green

The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club: A Novel by Helen Simonson

The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren

The Last Time She Saw Him: A Novel by Kate White

Long Island: A Novel by Colm Toibin

I Will Ruin You: A Novel by Linwood Barclay

The Phalanx Code by A J Tata

Table for Two: Fictions by Amor Towles

The Titanic Survivors Book Club: A Novel by Timothy Schaffert

Home is Where the Bodies Are by Jeneva Rose

When Among Crows by Veronica Roth

The Shadow of War by Jeff Shaara



Circle in the Water by Marcia Muller

An Unfinished Murder by Jude Deveraux



Warren and Bill: Gates, Buffett, and the Friendship That Changed the World by Anthony McCarten

You Never Know: A Memoir by Tom Selleck




It Had to Be You by Mary Higgins Clark

Lost Birds by Anne Hillerman

Rock Bottom by Fern Michaels

Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Commemorative Book “75 Years of Memories”, Text: BACK MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY, Founded 1945, "75 Years of Memories", 1947-2021 AUCTION

The Back Mountain Memorial Library

is pleased to present

this commemorative book

of 75 years of our Annual Auction!


This book is a unique and beautiful window into a part of the history and the community of the Back Mountain. It features a history of the Back Mountain Memorial Library auction with a collection of pictures of the auction throughout the years, images of clippings from the Dallas Post and Sunday Independent, Auction posters, and Sue Hand’s Auction paintings.


You can purchase the commemorative book of “75 Years of Memories” for $10.00 at the library’s front desk.

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May Display Case


The Daughters of the American Revolution will be showcasing their memorabilia this May.


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, volunteer women’s service organization founded in 1890 by a small group of patriotic women. The DAR is dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. The display will feature memorabilia including vintage photos, historical books, ephemera, medals and awards, patriotic items, and displays of service. This memorabilia belongs to the Wyoming Valley Chapter, NSDAR. It has been collected through the years and is maintained by the chapter for preservation of history.


Pictured from Left to Right:

Alice Keiner – Chapter Regent

Diane Cook – Historian

Linda Molitoris – Chaplain

Tina Fulginiti – Librarian

Art Wall

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May/June Art Wall


The Library will feature the drawings and paintings of three prize winning Back Mountain high school girls this May and June.


Keerstyn Tabor and Lindsay Matinas are juniors at Dallas, while Maya Gross is a sophomore at Wyoming Seminary. All three girls began art lessons while in kindergarten. They have worked together for the past four years to create auction paintings to benefit the library. This July, they will celebrate their fifth anniversary as they come together as a team once again to create two more auction paintings.

Keerstyn Tabor enjoys creating artwork that contains an extraordinary amount of detail. In school, her favorite subjects are math and science. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Her goal is to attend Misericordia and ultimately become a P.A.

Lindsay Matinas also favors math and science and her future plans are in the field of biochemistry. At age three, Lindsay began to study dance, and her current schedule is a tight balance between school activities, art, and dance.

Maya Gross is extremely active at school, where she is a multisport athlete, active in Seminary Dance Marathon, and involved in volunteer service at Geisinger. She plans to become a pediatric oncologist.


Pictured from Left to Right:

Lindsay Matinas, Maya Gross, Keerstyn Tabor

Continuing Programs

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Dallas Post Archive 1929-1986


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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cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca is Here!


Download our eBook service to enjoy books and audiobooks on all your devices! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.

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!

For complete instructions, click on the eBooks & Online Books Page at left.

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cloudLibrary NewsStand

eMagazines Are Here!


Download our eMagazine service, from the Back Mountain Memorial Library and the Luzerne County Library System, to enjoy magazines on all your devices! 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 you can download their app onto your device! You can find it in your app store under cloudLibrary NewsStand.

For complete instructions, click on the eBooks & Online Books Page at left.

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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.

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Free Library of Philadelphia


Click here, or on the picture at left, to visit the website for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Its programs, resources, services, eBook, and eAudiobook collection are available to the public at no charge to anyone with a card for their local Pennsylvania 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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“Our New Normal: How Teens are Redefining School Life”


Click the link below to watch this digital special on how teens are redefining school life.


From vax and mask mandates to curriculum protests, students in America are seeking a new normal amid the ongoing chaos created by the pandemic. So how are they doing? Watch “Our New Normal” Hosted by @StudentReportingLabs & featuring @ItsAmnaNawaz.


Produced by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Although the live event has ended, you can watch it in full here.

Events and Fundraisers

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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.

Free Resource Links

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.

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!

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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!