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

Superhero Story Hour

Wednesday, July 25 ~ 4:00pm

2 to 6 Year Olds ~ Children’s Room

Call or come in to register.

 

Join us for this special story Hour! If you want come dressed as a superhero!

Journalism 101

Thursday, July 26 ~ 6:30pm

Middle School Age ~ Children’s Room

Call or come in to register.

 

Are you interested in news and reporting? Local reporter, Eileen Godin, will host this program about news writing basics.

AAA Bike Safety

Friday, July 27 ~ 10:30am

Children In 3rd to 7th Grade

Riding Bikes or About To Learn

Children’s Room ~ Call or come in to register.

 

Andreea Higdon of AAA will walk you and your child through tips for bicycle safety, and how to extend courtesy on the road and sidewalk. We’ll have stories, handouts, and more!

Young Adult Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, August 7 ~ 1:00pm

For teens 13 to 18 years old.

Call or come in to register.

 

Join this program to discuss the book To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han!

This first book in a trilogy is about Lara Jean, who writes letters to her crushes which are never meant to be sent (and certainly not read). Then one day the letters are accidentally delivered and Lara Jean's life is changed forever.

2018 Summer Reading Program!

For all ages up to high school.

 

The library rocks with you and your friends this summer!

Calling all youth (pre-school through young adult) to have fun at the library this summer! Maintain or improve your reading skills while reading for enjoyment! Attend fun and educational programs! Learn to work together on projects! Join a reading group!

 

Record your minutes in a special reading log and earn prizes as you read!

Choose from any books in the library. Fill your reading log and receive a certificate, a special prize, and an invitation to the final party with rewards, food, and fun!

Early Reader’s Story Hour

Mondays ~ June 18 - August 13

1:00pm ~ 2:00pm

 

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.

Doughnuts and Discussion

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Registration is open.

July 10 & 23, and August 6 & 13

 

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.

 

Anyone who reads all four books add participates in the entire program series can choose a book to add to the library collection in their honor!

 

Tuesday, July 10: The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Monday, July 23: Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet

Monday, August 6: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Monday, August 13: Nuts To You by Rae Perkins

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!

Special July Programs With Stories and Fun!

All Ages Unless Indicated

Children’s Room Unless Indicated

Call or come in to register.

 

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

 

Helping Hands

Thursday, July 19 ~ 4:00pm

Join Bridget Rischawy, Occupational Therapist and owner of Helping Hands Pediatric Therapies, to learn about fun ways to grow and develop fine motor, gross motor, and other important skills for life.

 

Superhero Story Hour

Wednesday, July 25 ~ 4:00pm

2 to 6 Year Olds

Join us for this special story Hour! If you want come dressed as a superhero!

 

Journalism 101

Thursday, July 26 ~ 6:30pm

Middle School Age

Are you interested in news and reporting? Local reporter, Eileen Godin, will host this program about news writing basics.

 

AAA Bike Safety

Friday, July 27 ~ 10:30am

Children In 3rd to 7th Grade

Riding Bikes or About To Learn

Andreea Higdon of AAA will walk you and your child through tips for bicycle safety, and how to extend courtesy on the road and sidewalk. We’ll have stories, handouts, and more!

2018 Summer Story Time

Registration is full.

Story Times begin the week of June 18 and end the week of August 13.

 

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

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

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 amorrow@unitedwaywb.org.
 
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a United Way of Wyoming Valley initiative in collaboration with Success By 6.

 

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