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
“Dangerous” is probably not the first adjective that comes to mind when perusing Susan Ronald's minutely detailed biography of Florence Gould, A Dangerous Woman. “Determined” and “devious” would be more [...]
The act of combining man and machine into something more has fascinated science-fiction authors for decades. There's something mysterious and wonderful about the similarities between firing neurons and humming microprocessors. [...]
Mae, a young girl who moves to the city, desperately misses her garden in Florette, a quiet but thoroughly lovely picture book by Australian author-illustrator Anna Walker. Mae tries to [...]
It's been six years since the colonists of Donovan, the farthest known planet capable of supporting human life, have had contact with the Corporation. A business and nation state in [...]
A century ago, the American diet was bland and boring, limited to basics like wheat and potatoes. But around the turn of the 20th century, a young botanist named David [...]
A 17th-century German girl with a passion for caterpillars and butterflies may seem like an obscure topic for a children's book, yet Newbery Honor winner Joyce Sidman has painted a [...]