There’s lots to do at the Back Mountain Memorial Library


DALLAS — The Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, has the following events scheduled:

As summer approaches, it’s time to make plans to fill those long, lazy days and what better way than a good story, a fun craft and instilling in your young children an appreciation for books and learning?

Summer Story Times for toddlers through 5-year-olds will start the week of June 18. Sessions will run for eight weeks with the exception of the week of the library auction. If you have not yet signed your child up, call the library for availability.

The “Take the Stage” theater group will open its summer season with performances June 15 and 16 at the library.

Author Irandukht Fahmy will present a first-hand account of growing up in Iran with her book, “A Checkerboard of Nights and Days” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27.

Her recently released memoir features stories of her childhood with its beauty and tragedies, to her arrival in America speaking little English, to her intimate view of the experiences of an immigrant. This is an account of an interesting life. Call the library at 570-675-1182 to reserve a seat..

News and Notices:

The library will be closed Wednesday, July 4 and will re-open on July 5 but, due to the auction, will close at 12:30 p.m. July 5, 6, and 7.

The Dallas Lions Club has generously provided the library with a new sign at the corner of Huntsville Road and Franklin Street. This replica of the original includes lighting and a lovely stone flower bed. The library is grateful to the Lions for their years of support, and the new sign is a fitting complement to the library grounds.

Teens 12 years of age and older looking to fulfill community service hours may call the library to sign up for setting up the auction booths and tents. Dates for set-up are Sunday July 1, Monday July 2, and Tuesday July 3. Lunch will be provided for workers all three days.

Plans for the auction are proceeding nicely. Once again, shuttle buses will run continually from Thomas’ Market in the Country Club Shopping Center to the library grounds. We also have a fully-accessible handicapped van for any auction-goers who need it, also boarding at Thomas’. And there is always ample side-street parking near the library.

Reader Recommended: Patrons and staff are enthusiastic about these titles.

Need to plan that vacation? The library has plenty of travel guides for throughout the state, across the country, and even around the world. We have handbooks that cover Pennsylvania hikes, historical sites, battlefields, backpacking, and even haunted places. Take advantage of summer, load up the car and go exploring!