Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612


Mon – Thurs:

9:00am - 8:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182

FAX:  570-674-5863

Services Available



To apply for a library card, you must show current identification to the staff at the Circulation Desk and complete a brief application. Students and children under 18 years of age must have the application signed by a parent or guardian.


Luzerne County Library System Application



The library offers a large selection of fiction, nonfiction, reference books, audiobooks, large print books, videos, periodicals, and music CDs. Free Internet access is available on our computers, as well as the use of Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Excel. Free WiFi is available throughout the library; our network will show as Patron. The WiFi password is BMML45!!, case sensitive.


Interlibrary loans are available and reserves can be put on books and materials not on the shelves. Renewals on checked out items can be made at the library or by calling 570-675-1182.


You must have your library card to check out books and materials.



A selection of paperbacks, hardcover fiction, nonfiction, and college and career guides, all geared toward young adults, are located in the main reading area of the library. Also available are summer book discussion groups!



Picture and board books, beginning readers for preschool through grade three, children's reference books, audiobooks, DVDs, fiction for elementary and middle school readers, nonfiction, biographies, holiday books, and computers are located in the Children's Wing. Infant, toddler, and preschool story times are scheduled year-round. Special programs are held throughout the year with guest speakers and presenters, and a Summer Reading Club is held each summer for toddlers and elementary age children.



Our Community Room is available for use by nonprofit and civic groups throughout the Back Mountain. The fee is $25.00 during library hours and an additional $10.00 an hour for after hour use.



Volunteers have played a vital role in the development of the library and they continue to provide the library with invaluable contributions of time and service. Volunteers help with shelving books, filing, preparing bulk mailings and assisting at story hours, special programs, fund raising events, the Friends Group, bookstore and the auction. Contact the library to become a volunteer.



The Slightly Read Bookshop offers used books at prices readers love in most genres of fiction, nonfiction, and children's, as well as audiobooks and puzzles. The bookshop is located beneath the Children's Wing with handicap accessibility and ample parking at the rear of the library.



Each year the library holds a four day Antique and New Goods auction, which provides the library with income for its operating budget.



The Holiday Shop is located behind the Slightly Read Bookshop in the annex and offers inexpensive gift items including floral arrangements, collectibles, and other items suitable for both young and old. All sales benefit the library!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help with fundraisers throughout the year, as well as with the bookstore. If you are interested in volunteering weekly, monthly, or once in a while please let us know.
Engraved Bricks For purchase: $100 per brick.