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
In Our House, Fiona Lawson returns home from a long weekend, only to discover movers unloading a van full of another family's belongings into her tony Trinity Avenue home. Stranger [...]
Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, first published in 1868, was an almost instantaneous success. Today it's often considered a book for young girls, but in the years following its publication, [...]
From its opening pages, in which an empty casket is paraded through the streets of a small town in Ohio so that its townspeople may pay tribute to one of [...]
It's hardly surprising that Frances de Pontes Peebles' award-winning debut novel, The Seamstress, was published a decade ago, as her follow-up, a sweeping, cinematic and thoroughly engrossing tale about an [...]
The universe was once overrun by an intergalactic war, fought with star system-destroying technologies. Then a mysterious energy called the pulse pushed technology's progress back, including humanity's ability to destroy [...]
Ariel Kaplan's We Regret to Inform You is a compelling novel about every highly motivated college applicant's worst nightmare. High school senior Mischa Abramavicius should have had it made. She [...]