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
Olga Tokarczuk is both a commercial and critical success in her native Poland, but Flights is only her third novel to be translated into English and one of the first [...]
The physical and psychological tolls of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on military personnel too often remains hidden from view. In The Fighters, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist C.J. Chivers narrates [...]
When Emily's sister Holly died, she was buried with her beloved teddy bear, Bluey. Emily had entertained Holly throughout her short life with wonderful imaginings of Bluey's adventures set in [...]
Kit Frick's debut YA novel See All the Stars is part love story, part thriller, part coming-of-age story—and definitely a book to be devoured all in one sitting. Read [...]
Inventive, exciting and often moving, Emily Skrutskie's sci-fi novel portrays realistic conflict between young women, centered on their values and personalities, rather than a superficial rivalry. Read More [...]
Journalist Sarah Henning's compulsively readable reimagining of The Little Mermaid is a cleverly plotted tale of love, loss and revenge. While familiarity with either Hans Christian Anderson's original or the [...]