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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Holiday Hours


The library will be closed

Monday, December 24

and Tuesday, December 25.


We will also be closed

Monday, December 31

and Tuesday, January 1.


We will be open our normal hours

the remainder of the weeks.

Holiday Open House

Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December, 20

11:00am to 7:00PM


The library will be holding an open house on December 19 and 20 in gratitude to our community for its patronage and continued support. Stop in to enjoy delicious treats, and a relaxing and festive atmosphere!


As a special treat, this year the Dallas High School Chorus members will be performing a selection of Christmas music on Wednesday, December 19, from 11:00am to 12:00pm (Noon).

Basement Bookshop Bargains

at the Slightly Read



Stop in this holiday season for great bargains on popular titles and authors! The bookshop also has children’s books, games, puzzles and more. Looking for a gift for someone but you’re not sure which book would be perfect? The bookshop is offering gift certificates at ½ price!

2018 Extravagant Holiday Sale!

Continuing throughout December!

In the Reference Room


Stop in to the library and check out our annual Holiday Sale. You’ll find wreaths, centerpieces, gift wrap, cards, candles, decorations and more. Come down to find that perfect item to decorate your home or to gift to someone special!

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive

Saturday, December 15


Barnes & Noble at the Arena Hub Plaza is hosting a Holiday Book Drive to support the Luzerne County Library System.


While in-store this holiday season, please help support our library by mentioning the Back Mountain Memorial Library book drive to your cashier and a percentage of your sale will be donated to our library.

Yoga Class

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

November 5, 12, &

December 3, 10, 17

Class size is limited.


The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning November 5. The class costs $50.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.
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
The library will be displaying a collection of various paintings as a part of our Extravagant Holiday Sale this December! Many of the paintings are of antique cars and each painting will be for sale and can be purchased at the library.
Display Case

Senator Lisa Baker will be displaying her collection of vintage puppets at the library this December.


The puppets were made during the depression era, during which her mother-in-law, Dorothy Major Baker, grew up. The puppets tell the story of the Three Little Pigs and the collection includes an original 1933 storybook of Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. Senator Baker’s mother-in-law bought the puppets at an auction in the 50’s or 60’s and gifted them to her about twenty five years ago.

The Three Little Pigs puppets were part of the Museum Extension Project which existed from 1935-1943. The objective of the MEP was to prepare historical and educational objects, models, and exhibits for use as visual aids to education in hopes to extend and increase the educational advantages of museums to public schools. The MEP produced two different series of The Three Little Pigs puppets, one with an accompanying play script and one without. They were designed to go into schools and help stimulate the pupil to originate plays or invent situations which would include all of the characters. The construction of this group of hand puppets is very light so as not to tire small hands and arms.

Senator Baker adds that she “treasures these puppets and is happy to share them with others because they are very special and a piece of Pennsylvania history”.
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.



Are you looking for a good book, or something similar to one you just finished? Try 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!

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