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The time has arrived! Downloadable e-books are now available directly through the Back Mountain Memorial Library’s website. If you own an I-Pad, Kindle Fire or Simple Nook, simply visit: www.backmountainlibrary.org and click on the purple box, “eBooks are Here!” (The older basic Nooks or Kindles are not compatible with this program.)

Have your Luzerne County Library Card nearby as the site directs you to the “Magic Wall.”

From this page, you can apply for a free Blio account (app) which will be necessary to download books to your device. You may also visit www.blio.com to create your free account.

The Magic Wall shows dozens of featured titles available for downloading, including fiction/non-fiction, children’s books and young adult titles. Click on a book cover to get a synopsis or reader reviews. You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on “Checkout Now.” If you have any questions, you may call the library at 675-1182 for assistance.


Also, keep in mind, if you currently own an I-Pad and want to learn some tips on how to use it, the Back Mountain Memorial Library is offering a free I-Pad classat 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Pre-registration is required and participants must bring their own I-Pad to the class, which will be taught by Bill Gartrell, computer/technology instructor at Dallas High School, along with several of his students.

Now that you will be checking out even more books, some in person and some on your electronic device, the library is offering you an exciting opportunity to come and discuss what you’re reading.


A new Book Discussion Club is forming at the library beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Call the library to register for this formational meeting where you will join with the facilitator to discuss upcoming book titles.


It’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming holidays and … just a reminder that the library is currently hoping for any vintage Christmas decorations, i.e., Shiny Brite ornaments, strings of bulb lights, older type ornaments and trains and train display items to be donated.


2013 Fall Story Times

Registration: Wednesday, Oct. 9

Call the library after 9:30 am. at 570-675-1182) Story Times will begin the week of Oct. 20 and end the week of Dec. 1.


Toddlers (12 months to 2 years of age)

Tuesdays – 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. (Toddler Time, formerly the Parent/Child Workshop. Participate in a story time then relax and interact with your toddler and meet and talk with other parents.)

Toddlers (2 years of age)

Tuesdays – 11 to 11:45 a.m. (Mother Goose on the Loose 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 to 11 a.m. (Share a traditional story hour with your child listening to stories, learning fingerplays and songs and making a craft.)

Thursdays – 10 to 11 a.m. (Last chance for your child to take part in this special story hour sponsored by PNC Bank: “For Me, For You, For Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving.”)

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