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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Summer Reading Splash Down Final Party

Thursday, August 22 ~ 10:00am - 12:00pm

Library Grounds, or the Children’s Room if it rains.


If you completed your training hours and received your invitation, then come to the party and enjoy games, crafts, and refreshments!

Annual Dallas Lions Club

Golf Tournament

Thursday, August 22 ~ 11:30am

At Irem Country Club

70 Ridgeway Road in Dallas

Shotgun Start ~ 12:30pm


Join the Dallas Lions Club for 18 rounds of golf and a dinner at AppleTree Terrace in Newberry Estates! Proceeds to benefit the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

Appetizers served at 5:30pm, dinner to follow at 6:30pm. If the tournament is cancelled due to weather, a refund of $50.00 will be given to golfers. The dinner will still be hosted.


Type of Play: Captain and Crew (Use the Best Ball)

4 Players per Team, 18 Holes of Golf with Motorized Cart, plus Dinner at AppleTree Terrace, Newberry Estate: $85.00 per Person

Make checks payable to: Dallas Lions Golf

2019 Fall Story Time

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, September 17


Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am. Story Times begin the week of October 1 and end the week of November 19.


Please see the Children’s Room Page for more information.
Events and Fundraisers

Designer Bag Bingo!

Sunday, October 13

Doors Open ~ 11:30am

Bingo Starts ~ 12:00pm

Dallas High School


Join us for a fun and exciting day of Designer Bag Bingo! In addition to the bingo games, we will be holding a bake sale, basket raffle, and everyone will have a chance at winning one of our door prizes!


Donations include 3 bingo cards for 20 games; extra cards will be available for purchase at the door. Tickets for the basket and 50/50 raffles will be on sale for $1 per ticket, six for $5, or fifteen for $10.

We will also have special games! Each special game will have TWO chances to win a purse; special game cards will be sold for $5 per card. This year's prizes will also include 5 Disney Passes!


Come in to the library to reserve a table or to purchase a ticket. Tickets are required for entry for all ages. Presale tickets may be purchased for $20.00 (we can accept cash, check, or credit/debit card). If you are paying by credit or debit card, we can accept your reservations by phone. Table reservation can be made for parties of 8 or more.


Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.00.
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

Nature’s Way by Tobi Grossman


Tobi Grossman, formerly of the Back Mountain now residing in Pittston, will be displaying her landscape paintings this August.


Ms. Grossman is a graduate of Fine Arts from Misericordia University as well as The Philadelphia Barnes Foundation Program. Tobi focuses mainly on landscapes and is known for taking a coloristic approach to her paintings while working mostly with pastels, acrylics, mixed media and a recent return to oils.

Ms. Grossman is an artist with many years of experience having exhibited works in local, regional, and national juried exhibits winning numerous awards. She exhibits her work at the Wyoming Valley Art League shows and most recently won first prize in drawing for a landscape pastel entitled “Country Road”. She also completed a mural that hangs at the entrance of Temple B’nai B’rith in Kingston. Ms. Grossman is a former art gallery director at Misericordia University and has a home studio in Pittston City.
Display Case

Cookie Jar Collection by Adriana Stephens


Adriana Stephens, of Dallas, will be displaying her collection of cookie jars this August.


Adriana has been collecting ceramic cookie jars since she was in high school. Her mother gave her a hope chest and helped her begin to store away items she would need for her future home. She found her very first cookie jar at a fair and states “It was an adorable bear wearing an apron holding a cookbook. I thought it was so sweet and I knew I wanted to have her in my future kitchen one day.” Her collection grew from there resulting in her friends and family giving her cookie jars over the years and she now has over 20 jars, some more than 20 years old. A family favorite is the Bugs Bunny jar with a motion activated lid that says “What’s up, Doc?” each time someone opens it.

Adriana says the best part of her collection is that her children love it even more than she does! They insist that they be displayed around the kitchen and love baking treats to store inside them. The jars are so well loved that they have broken and super-glued some of them back together because of their excitement.
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.



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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.)
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!

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