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

Special June Programs with

Stories and Building Fun

All ages ~ Call or come in to register.

Children's Room (Except the June 29 Program)

Come and spend some down time on the carpet and play and learn with your children!


Saturday, June 10 ~ 11:00am: Stories, Blocks, and Building

Listen to some stories and then learn a variety of skills through building blocks! EDUCATION builds a better world.
Tuesday, June 13 ~ 4:30pm: Building Together with the Three Little pigs
Listen to some fractured fairy tales and then work together to build their houses! COOPERATION builds a better world.
Wednesday, June 14 (Flag Day) ~ 1:00pm or 4:30pm: Respect Your American Flag
American Legion members will explain the right way to care for and hang your American flag. Then listen to stories, make a flag, learn the Pledge of Allegiance, sing and receive several handouts supplied by Senator Lisa Baker. RESPECT builds a better world.
Thursday, June 15 ~ 11:00am: Sense the World Through Essential Oils
Molly Brose Mulligan will read and then teach children how to enhance their sense of smell. AWARENESS builds a better world.
Tuesday, June 20 ~ 1:00pm OR Thursday, June 22 ~ 4:30pm: Build a Bird Feeder
Popsicle sticks and glue will become a feeder for our feathered friends. SHARING builds a better world.
Thursday, June 29 ~ 10:30am: Sciencetellers Presenting "Pirates: Lost at Sea!" at the Jewish Community Center, 60 S River Street, Wilkes Barre. Park FREE at the JCC lot.
An action packed all libraries program discovering pirates, shipbuilding, the atmosphere and more! DISCOVERY build a better world.

2017 Summer Story Time

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, June 6

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

Story Times begin the week of June 18.

Story Times will NOT be held the week of the Auction.

Toddlers (12 Months to 2 Years):

Tuesdays ~ 9:45am - 10:30am: Toddler Time

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.


Toddlers (2 Years):

Tuesdays ~ 11:00am - 11:45am: Mother Goose on the Loose

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 OR

Thursdays ~ 10:00am - 11:00am OR 11:15 – 12:15

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

2017 Summer Reading Program!

 Program Registrations

Begin Tuesday, June 6
Open to all ages up to high school.


Build a better world with your friends at the library this summer!


Build your reading skills while reading for enjoyment! Learn to build and work together on projects! Join a reading or writing group! Earn prizes - make crafts - attend programs!

Early Reader's Story Hour
Mondays ~ Begining June 12
10:00am ~ 11:00am
Registration ~ Tuesday, June 6
This program is for children who have just completed Kindergarten or 1st Grade. The children will break into small groups and take turns reading aloud from short books (100 words or less.) They will then join back together to listen to a story and make a craft.

Junior Adventurers

Mondays ~ 11:15am

 Registration ~ Tuesday, June 6


This program is for children in grades 2 through 5 who want to learn about building a better world for themselves and others! Three sessions will be held:


July 17: Architecture and Creativity

July 24: Engineering and Determination

July 31: Community and Cooperation

Doughnuts and Discussion

Mondays ~ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Registration ~ Tuesday, June 6


This program is for tweens ages 9 to 12. Come to one or all of the book discussion sessions and enjoy refreshments and doughnuts, make new friends, and learn the art of book discussion! Tweens may borrow or buy the books for this program.


June 26: The View From Saturday by E L Konigsburg

July 17: The War that Saved My Life by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

July 31: M C Higgins the Great by Virginia Hamilton

August 14: Nory Ryan’s Song by Patricia Reilly Giff

Young Adult Writing Group

Mondays, Begining June 12 ~ 6:00pm


This program, for teens age 13 and older, will be moderated by Jamie Marino, an English Literature/Creative Writing King’s graduate, who will conduct the classes utilizing writing prompts and individual attention to each student’s material.

Relax & Read


This is a reading and reviewing program for tweens and teens who like to write! Participants write short reviews of any books they choose to read over the summer. Each time they complete a review, it is entered to win a gift certificate to be awarded at the conclusion of the summer reading program. The more they read and review, the more chances they have to win the gift certificate!

Writing Workshop For
7th and 8th Grade Students
Thursdays, 4:00pm ~ 6:00pm
Call or come in to register.
Jamie Marino, an English Literature/Creative Writing Senior at Kings College, will conduct the classes utilizing writing prompts and individual attention to each student's material. (Sessions will continue as long as there is interest.)

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 in one of the following ways:
1) Contact Miriam Bakewell, Community Impact Manager at
    570-829-6711 EXT 1232.
2) By completing a registration form available in the
    Children's Room of the Back Mountain Memorial Library.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a United Way of Wyoming Valley initiative in collaboration with Success By 6.


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