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

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.

Birds Of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, July 23 ~ 1:00pm

Call or come in to register.

 

Before man made planes or rockets, birds were flying in the air. Join Kathy Kelchner from Francis Slocum State park to learn about our feathered friends.

2019 Summer Reading Program!

Program registrations are open.

For all ages up to high school.

 

Join us at the library for a universe of stories 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!

2019 Special July Programs With Stories and Fun!

All Ages Unless Indicated

Children’s Room Unless Indicated

Call or come in to register unless indicated.

 

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

 

Astro Duck

Friday, July 19 ~ 1:00pm ~ Ages 8 and Up

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.

 

Birds Of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, July 23 ~ 1:00pm

Before man made planes or rockets, birds were flying in the air. Join Kathy Kelchner from Francis Slocum State park to learn about our feathered friends.

 

Debby’s Space Pillows

Tuesday, July 30 ~ 1:00pm ~ Ages 6 and Up

Debby Kirkwood (aka Sunny’s Stylist) will be your guide in creating a pillow that is out of this world.

2019 Summer Story Time

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

Story Times begin the week of June 17

and end the week of August 12.

 

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

Thursdays ~ 10:00am - 11:00am

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

Readers’ Theatre

Mondays ~ 2:00pm – 3:00pm

June 24, July 1, 22, 29, August 5 and 12

For children who have completed 2, 3, or 4 Grade.

Call or come in to register.

 

Children will hone their reading skills by using their imagination to act out and read stories aloud. Join this group to have fun and enter into the story!

There will be no sessions the week of the library’s auction.

Early Reader’s Story Hour

Mondays ~ 1:00pm ~ 2:00pm

June 24, July 1, 22, 29, August 5, and 12

Call or come in to register.

 

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. Story Hours will not be held July 8 or 15 due to the auction.

Doughnuts and Discussion

Mondays ~ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

June 24, July 1, 22, and August 5

Call or come in to register.

 

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 24: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

July 1: A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

July 22: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Lantham

August 5: A Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton

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!

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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