Back Mountain Memorial Library Reading Room closed for renovations starting Jan. 18

For Dallas Post

For Dallas Post

DALLAS — The Back Mountain Memorial Library is always busy, but will be bustling with a different type of activity, beginning on Monday, Jan. 18.

From Jan. 18 through Jan. 30, the library’s main Reading Room will be undergoing renovations and remodeling for new shelving units. During this time, patrons will not be permitted access to fiction and non-fiction books, young adult books, paperbacks and periodicals.

But fear not! The library will still be open during these dates and patrons will continue to have access to the following items located in the front of the library:

• New current titles – 2 week books

• Express books – 1 week books

• Memorial/Honor books – 2 week books

• Book Club books

• All DVDs

• All audiobooks

Patrons will also be able to use the library’s Reference Room including daily newspapers, copier, public computers and the Children’s Room.

As a reminder, you may want to “stock up” on your favorite authors now.

What better time to also visit the library’s Slightly Read Bookshop, which is located in the basement of the library. The Bookshop has many gently used books in a variety of genres all at discount prices. During the months of January and February all David Baldacci books and Mary Higgins Clark books will be half-price.

Children’s events

Reminder to parents: Registration for the Winter/Spring Story Times will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Parents may call the library after 9:30 a.m. on that date to register for any of the following Story Times:

• Toddler Time: (12 months to 2 years of age) – Tuesdays 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

In this session, participate in a story time then relax and interact with your toddler and meet and talk with other parents.

• Two-year-old Story Time or Mother Goose on the Loose (age 2) – Tuesdays – 11 to 11:45 a.m.

In this session, enjoy 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. or Thursdays – 10 to 11 a.m.

In this session, share a traditional story hour with your child listening to stories, learning fingerplays and songs and making a craft.

Story times will be canceled if the Dallas School District cancels classes for the day. The story hour volunteer will advise parents about her availability if there is a school delay.

All library information and Children’s Room information can be found on the library website or on Facebook.

For more information or to register for any classes, call the library at 570-675-1182 or visit

Information provided by the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

Information provided by the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

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