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
After being double-crossed by rich merchant Jan van Eck at the end of Six of Crows, Kaz Brekker and his crew are more determined than ever to get the money [...]
Darling Days opens with a brief letter from iO Tillett Wright to his mother, offering forgiveness and love. It's well-placed in the story, because reading about Wright's childhood, and the [...]
There have been earlier accounts of Eleanor Roosevelt's long friendship with and romantic attachment to former Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok. But in Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That [...]
Is there a more painful year of life than the 13th year? For Claire, the answer is a big dramatic no. There's the devastating news that all of her dance [...]
Mercury, Margot Livesey's eighth and perhaps most psychologically penetrating novel, describes a family destroyed by obsession, passion and secrecy. The fact that the object of desire is a horse does [...]
A delightful book that feels like playing paper dolls with extremely artistic friends, Monday Is Wash Day gives us a snapshot of daily life for Annie and her family. In [...]