Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library to make available to the people of the town of Rochester a center which provides information, entertainment, education, and enrichment.

We seek to provide these services to all segments of the community, and to all age groups. Our collection will reflect the wants and needs of the whole community, and we will make available, as best we can, material in many formats and reflecting many points of view. The Trustees and staff are committed to intellectual freedom, and support the Library Bill of Rights.

Book Reviews courtesy of BookPage.com
What Is Given from the Heart is a fitting title for the last picture book written by award-winning children's author Patricia C. McKissack, who passed away in 2017. Read [...]
As usual, award-winning author Gordon Korman's latest book is a satisfying glimpse into the world of middle schoolers. In The Unteachables, Korman gives us a sort of pre-teen version of [...]
Author Dan Gemeinhart has a few stellar middle grade readers already; The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise will add to his canon and could possibly garner a few awards. This [...]
Set on a remote Scottish island in the 1950s, Angela Readman's Something Like Breathing tells the story of Lorrie and Sylvie, two girls so different from each other that they [...]
Grab a towel—although it's early in the year, JoAnn Chaney's As Long as We Both Shall Live is the perfect beach read, a multiple-murder and suspense saga that will keep [...]
Jarrett Creek, Texas, exemplifies small-town living. Neighbors look out for one another, or so you'd think. When a beloved local baking wizard, Loretta Singletary, turns up missing, police Chief Samuel [...]