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

PA One Book Every Young Child 2018

Thursday, May 10 ~ 10:30am - 11:30am

Open to all ages. Call or come in to register.


Join us in the Children's Room for this fun and valuable program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers, and the importance of reading to children early and often.


This year's book selection will be "My Cousin Momo," written and illustrated by Zachariah Ohora, a picture book for children ages 3 to 6. Published in 2015, the story is about a flying squirrel, Momo, coming to visit and his cousins are SO excited! But he won’t fly for his cousin’s friends. Plus, his games are weird. He can’t even play hide and seek right! But when Momo’s cousins give his strange ways a chance, they realize that doing things differently can be fun…almost as much fun as making a new friend.

Cruise Into Kindergarten with Play K

Mondays ~ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Beginning March 12


This program is filled.
Follow the link in the description to access literacy games and activities from home.


The Back Mountain Memorial Library has been chosen to participate in a new program called “Cruise Into Kindergarten with Play K”, which focuses on using play to help preschoolers develop the skills needed to be successful in kindergarten and later in life. Through games and activities, children will develop fine motor skills, spatial and problem-solving skills, build their vocabulary, use their imagination, improve letter recognition and number skills, and grow narrative skills and comprehension. In addition, the playscapes are designed to encourage interaction in order to develop social and emotional skills. The best part is that all of this will be learned while children are playing and having fun.


Heather Pitcavage, a 3rd grade teacher, and Jennifer Perch will present the materials and a curriculum of activities for six different playscapes. Each center is designed around an early childhood theme or topic to provide an interactive learning experience for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), exploration, and play. Within each playscape, the nine key learning areas from Pennsylvania's Learning Standards for Early Childhood are reinforced as children and parents play and learn together.


April 30 ~ Playscape 6: My Colorful World. This playscape explores the theme of color and light and how colors help us describe the objects in our world. Toys include a puppet set, size and color sorting bears, and a set of “Light and Color Tabletop Blocks” and a “Color and Light Science Kit” to provide opportunities for STEM exploration and play.


Materials and books (fiction and informational text) for hands-on learning are provided. Parents may follow this link to access literacy games and activities at home:


Play K is aligned to Pennsylvania's Learning Standards for Early Childhood with the goal of promoting early learning skills within the library setting. Families and caregivers will learn how vital play is to their child’s development of early learning skills. They will also learn how five simple things (talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with their child every day) can build skills that will enable their child to be more successful in Kindergarten. Preschoolers will increase their ability to interact with other children and adults while exploring and experimenting with developmentally appropriate learning materials.


The PlayK program is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

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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