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

Rubik’s Cube Round Up

Saturday ~ June 1

2:00pm ~ Ages 10+

Call or come in to register.


Join us at our next tween and teen pop up station to learn to master the Rubik’s Cube! Give a classic brain teaser a new twist! Participants will be grouped into one of 2 groups based on ability level.


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

2019 Summer Reading Program!

Program Registrations Begin Saturday, June 1

Open to all ages up to high school.


Join us at the library for a universe of stories this summer! Build your reading skills while reading for enjoyment! Learn to work together on projects! Join a reading or writing group! Earn prizes - make crafts - attend programs!


Check back soon for more information.

2019 Summer Story Time

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, June 4

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.

2019 Special June 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!


Rubik’s Cube Round Up

Saturday, June 1 ~ 2:00pm ~ Ages 10 and Up

Tween and teen pop up station to learn to master the Rubik’s Cube!


Team Cardboard Rocket Coloring

Wednesday, June 15 ~ Ages 4 and Up

10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:00pm

No Registration Required

Drop by the library to decorate a section of a large cardboard rocket that will be on display throughout the summer!


Luzerne County Dairy Court

Tuesday, June 25 ~ 1:00pm

The Luzerne County Dairy Court will present fun activities about dairy farming and milk products.



Saturday June 29 ~ 10:00am – 12:00pm

No Registration Required

Drop by the library to create with large wooden blocks, Keva planks, and more!


Snap Circuits

Saturday June 29 ~ 2:00pm ~ Ages 10 and Up

Tween and teen pop up station that makes learning about energy a snap!

Early Reader’s Story Hour

Registration ~ Saturday, June 1

Mondays ~ 1:00pm ~ 2:00pm

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


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

Registration ~ Saturday, June 1

June 24, July 1, 22, and August 5


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


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