Back Mountain Memorial Library thanks auction volunteers, continues summer reading program

For Dallas Post

DALLAS — The board of directors and staff of the Back Mountain Memorial Library wish to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who helped make the library’s 70th annual auction such a memorable event.

A special thanks goes to the many volunteers who worked countless hours throughout the weeks prior to and during the auction. They truly are the heart and soul of this important library fundraiser. We also appreciate all auction attendees that braved the heat and rain and enjoyed the fun and excitement of these four days!

Remember that the farmers market is now in full swing and is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dallas Elementary School. Be sure to stop by for the freshest selection of produce and other delicious items.

If families are looking for a fun event, don’t forget about the next performance of the children’s theater group, “Take the Stage.” The group will perform “A Mother Goose Comedy” beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20. Tickets for this performance, which will be held on the library grounds, are $3 for children under age 10 and $5 for adults and may be purchased at the time of the event.

Youth events

The next special event in our summer reading program will be “An Interactive Evening with an Author and Illustrator.” Local author Lucille Procopio will discuss her Chelzy Stone books and then her illustrator, Carin Shanley, will draw with attendees. This program will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 18 in the Children’s Room.

All teens and tweens are welcome to attend this interesting evening, filled with hands-on creative activities for all participants. Books will also be available for purchase and signing after the program at the discounted price of $12.95. The program is free; however pre-registration is required.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Fun and Games! Teens Working with Children will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23 in the Children’s Room. All teens and school-aged children are welcome.

Any available teens are requested to help with the above program and to have fun teaching younger children about games with STEM. Call the children’s librarian to sign up.

For more information on any of the above events, contact the library at 570-675-1182 or visit the library’s website at

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Information provided by the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

Information provided by the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

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