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

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.
The library offers a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, reference books, audiotapes, large print books, videos, periodicals and both music and story CDs.  Free Internet access is available as well as the use of Microsoft Word on our computers.
Interlibrary loans are available and reserves can be put on books and material not on the shelves. EBSCO magazine search, Encarta Encyclopedia and the Streets and Trips are programs available on our computers.  Renewals can be done at the library or from home by calling 675-1182.
You must have your library card to check out books and materials.
A selection of paperbacks, hardcover fiction, science fiction, 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, cassettes, fiction for elementary and middle school, non-fiction, biographies, holiday books, and computers are located in the Children's Wing.  Infant, toddler, and preschool story times are scheduled all year-round.  Special programs are done throughout the year with guest speakers and presenters and a summer Reading Club is done each summer for toddlers and elementary age children.
Our Community Room is available for use by non-profit 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 an 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 audio books 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 it’s operating budget.
There is also a children's auction with games, puzzles and toys available to young bidders.  The local Boy Scout Troop 451 conducts the children's auction.
The Holiday Shop is located inside the front entrance of the library 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.