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
If you haven't read any books in Donna Leon's stunning detective series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti, now up to 26 books, the first installment may take a bit of getting [...]
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . ” That evocative first sentence of Daphne du Maurier's suspenseful novel Rebecca captured millions of readers, including the [...]
Written with the taut pacing of a novel, Kate Moore's The Radium Girls tells the horrifying true story of the young women who worked in radium dial factories in the [...]
According to the Osage American Indians, when May's full moon shines and the Earth warms, taller plants overtake April's tiny flowers, “stealing their light and water” until they die. This [...]
What's it like inside the mind of an artist at work? Readers will get an uplifting look at the process in Corinna Luyken's debut picture book, The Book of Mistakes. [...]
Noor's marriage has suddenly ended, so she and her teenage daughter journey from their home in San Francisco to Iran, where Noor's elderly father still runs the café that has [...]