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.

2019 Fall Story Time

Registration is full.


Story Times begin the week of October 1 and end the week of November 19.
Events and Fundraisers

Designer Bag Bingo!

Sunday, October 13

Doors Open ~ 11:30am

Bingo Starts ~ 12:00pm

Dallas High School

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.00.


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!

Designer Bag BINGO Preview


Here is a sample of the many different styles and colors of purses waiting to be won at this year’s Designer Bag BINGO! Get your tickets now; don't miss out!

The Friends of the Library

Unique Fall Fashion Event

Sunday, October 20 ~ 2:00pm

Doors Open at 1:30pm

Appletree Terrace at Newberry Estates

Designer Candyce Fike


Join us for a lovely afternoon of shopping while you relax with light refreshments and a cash bar. Candyce’s unique wearable creations include Cashmere, Linen, Cotton and Modal, as well as colorful custom made handbags created from African Mud Cloth.


Candyce finds inspiration for her fashion creations from the unique fabrics she finds in her travels, and embellishes each piece to make them truly special. Each of her easy to wear designs, which are expertly assembled by local seamstresses, will be modeled for you, and you will be able to purchase these exceptional designs in a range of available sizes and colors.

Candyce is a retired Dallas School District teacher who is very excited to be lending her support to the Back Mountain Memorial Library through this event.


Come in to the library to reserve a table or to purchase a ticket. Table reservations can be made for parties of 8 or more. Tickets are $20.00 per person (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. Deadline for registration is October 11.

The Friends of the Library

24” Fresh Christmas Wreath Sale

Includes Bow and Christmas Picks


This year the Friends of the Library will be selling beautiful fresh Christmas wreaths for $26.00 each!

Order forms are available at the library. Orders are due by Friday, November 8. The pickup dates will be Thursday, November 21and Friday, November 22.


We can accept cash, checks, or credit cards. Thank you for supporting the library!
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

Northeast PA Ballet Poster Display by Rosemary Luksha


Rosemary Luksha, of Larksville, will be displaying her series of ballet posters as part of her For the Love of Dance series this October.


The posters in this display were designed for performances for the Wilkes Barre Ballet Theatre, the Ballet Northeast, the Scranton Ballet, and the Joan Harris Conservatory.

Luksha, who has been creating art since she could hold a pencil, started doing ballet illustration over 30 years ago when she was asked to illustrate a Northeast Regional Ballet Festival poster for Jozia Mieszkowski and has been illustrating ever since. Luksha states, “I have always been fascinated with drawing faces and figures. When I started taking ballet at age 22 the entire art of dance positions and forms were so exquisitely entrancing to me, I just had to illustrate them.”

The works she creates are sold during different art shows as well as the Wyoming Valley Art League Third Friday Exhibits. Anyone interested in purchasing can contact the library for more information.
Display Case

Witch Display by Elly Miller


Elly Miller, of Shavertown, will be displaying her collection of witches this October.


What began as a happy accident about 35 years ago, Elly started what would turn into a collection of over 20 witches. One day on her lunch break she stopped at Dundee Gardens in the early fall and a witch that was for sale caught her eye. She thought it would make a perfect Halloween decoration so she purchased it. At the time, she never imagined that it would mark the beginning of a sizeable witch collection, but it did! Of her collection, Elly states, “It has been responsible for putting smiles on the faces of many people of all ages, especially children.” Miller’s friends bring their grandchildren to see the witches during the Halloween season. They use nametags and come up with creative names for each witch.

Elly states that she is happy to share the fun and pleasure of viewing some of the witches in her collection through a display at the library.
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!

Calendar of Events