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

Nail Fun With Kelly

Saturday, March 23 ~ 2:00pm

Ages 10+ ~ $10.00

Call or come in to register.


Join us at our next tween and teen pop up station for an introduction to using nail polish strips to achieve fantastic nails.

The fee covers the demonstration and a kit with supplies for 2 mani’s and 2 pedi’s, due at time of program.

Keep alert for our next Pop-Up experience, coming soon.

Kindness Matters Story Hour

Wednesdays ~ March 27, April 3, & 10

4:45pm ~ 5:30pm, Ages 3 ~ 8

Call or come in to register.


Learning empathy is one of the vital skills a child needs to develop to lead a happy life. Each week’s session will have 2 stories, a craft, and group interaction centered around leading participants in seeing how showing kindness impacts the world around them. Presented by Misericordia Cheerleading.

Cruise Into Kindergarten with Play K

Mondays ~ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Beginning April 1

For Children Entering Kindergarten

In The Fall Of 2019

Call or come in to register.


The Back Mountain Memorial Library has been chosen to participate in a program called “Cruise Into Kindergarten with Play K”, which focuses on using play to help preschoolers develop the skills needed to be successful in kindergarten and later in life. Parents may follow this link to access literacy games and activities at home:


Families and caregivers will learn how vital play is to the development of their child’s early learning skills. They will also learn how five simple things (talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with their child every day) can build skills that will enable their child to be more successful in Kindergarten.


Preschoolers will increase their ability to interact with other children and adults while exploring and experimenting with developmentally appropriate learning materials to provide opportunities for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) exploration and play.


The Play K program is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Fuzzy Fun Fleece Pillows

Saturday ~ April 6

2:00pm ~ Ages 10+

Registration is full.


Join us at our next tween and teen pop up station to learn how to make a soft fleece pillow with a braided edge without using a sewing machine.

Keep alert for our next Pop-Up experience, coming soon.

Lego Story Hour

Mondays, March 4 ~ April 8

4:45pm ~ 5:30pm, Ages 3 ½ ~ 8

Registration is full.


The library will be offering a 6 week Lego themed story hour. Two books will be read aloud followed by a Lego building challenge related to the book selections. Stories will be read together and then the group will break into age groups for the building portion.

2019 Winter/Spring Story Time

Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am.

Story Times begin the week of February 19

and end the week of April 9.


Toddler Time (12 Months to 2 Years):

Tuesdays ~ 9:45am - 10:30am

Participate in a story time, then relax and interact with your toddler with toys and books. This is also a chance to meet and talk with other parents and caregivers.


Two Year Olds (2 to 3 Years):

Tuesdays ~ 11:00am - 11:45am

This is an interactive session with your child incorporating stories, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and more for concept learning and fun.


Three to Five Year Olds:

Wednesdays ~ 10:00am - 11:00am

Thursdays ~ 10:00am - 11:00am

Share a traditional story hour with your child listening to stories, learning fingerplays and songs, and making a craft.


Story Times will be cancelled if the Dallas School District delays or cancels classes.

Enrollment for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library 

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is an early literacy initiative that provides new, age-appropriate books each month to children birth to age 5, FREE of charge.
All families in the Wyoming Valley with children under the age of 5 are eligible to enroll in the program, regardless of household income.
Parents and guardians can enroll their child by contacting Ashley Morrow at 570-270-9109, or
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a United Way of Wyoming Valley initiative in collaboration with Success By 6.


 Click the link for a list of YA Card
Community Sponsors