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
Award-winning author and illustrator Matt Phelan brings new life to an old fairy tale with his latest endeavor, Snow White: A Graphic Novel. Phelan places the story in a 1920s [...]
While her daddy (dubbed “Scrappy” after his fondness for fighting) serves time in the county jail in Raleigh, North Carolina, and her mama can't make it out of bed anymore, [...]
The bored, bourgeois housewife going off the reservation has a long pedigree in literature. Emma Bovary is perhaps the canonical example. It didn't end well for her. And it's not [...]
In Hero of the Empire, bestselling author Candice Millard (The River of Doubt, Destiny of the Republic) offers a revealing portrait of a young Winston Churchill, smarting from his first [...]
Lynsay Sands returns to her beloved, long-running Argeneau series with a down-on-her-luck heroine, a vampire hero and the serendipitous circumstance of being stranded on a tropical island in Immortal Nights. [...]
Jody Hedlund imagines the early life of 18th-century preacher John Newton, as well as the inspiration behind his hymn, “Amazing Grace,” in Newton and Polly. Read More [...]