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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Back Mountain Memorial Library

Books Brew & BBQ

Saturday, August 3 ~ 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion

Fundraiser for the Library Renovation Project


Join us for food, fun, music, and raffle baskets! $24.00 per Ticket. Tickets will buy you a BBQ meal and 1 craft beer by the Susquehanna Brewing Company.

Tickets are available at the library. We can accept cash, check, or credit cards.

We hope to see you there!

Astro Duck

Friday, July 19 ~ 1:00pm

Ages 8 and Up

Call or come in to register.


Local author, Chetty D., will host a story time for his latest publication Astro Duck. Hear Astro Duck’s story and enjoy related activities and crafts.

2019 Summer Reading Program!

Program Registration is open.

For all ages up to high school.


Join us at the library for a universe of stories this summer! Earn prizes - make crafts - attend programs!


Check out the Children's Room Page for more information.
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

An Expression of Color

by David K Nieman


David K Nieman, of Dallas, will be displaying his watercolor and acrylic paintings this July.


Originally from North Wales Pennsylvania, David came back to the area to study Fine Art at Wilkes University. He studied under J Philip Richards, Bernice D’Vorzon, Richard A Fuller, and Herbert Simon. He began drawing and painting as a child, and studied art as somewhat of a major in high school, then moved on to college.

Of his display, David states, “I enjoy color! To me, color is everything. Nature affords a great opportunity to explore it. The color of life is so vivid and vibrant. The way color interacts in nature is truly one of the marvels of the world.”

David mostly paints in watercolor and acrylic mediums. He paints in layers, moving from light to more vibrant as he goes. Because of this, he often works on several pieces at a time in order to move back and forth between them. He says this helps him from getting stagnant on a piece, or overworking one.

To see David’s work, find him on Facebook at David Nieman (the guy with the hat). You can contact him by phone at 570-574-4495, or email at to purchase.
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.



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.)
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