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.

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Edward Garnett, a reader with exquisite taste, a perceptive critic and a writer, played a crucial role in the literary history of Britain between 1887 and 1937. His unique talent [...]
With chapters that alternate between two troubled, seemingly unconnected girls, Amanda Searcy's debut novel packs an intense punch. Read More [...]
Anyone who has lost a friend, a family member or even a pet will love Jessica Brody's The Chaos of Standing Still. Brody brilliantly captures the complex landscape of Ryn' [...]
With the themes of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream woven subtly throughout, Foolish Hearts is a detailed, convincing high-school story about opening your heart to love of all kinds, and [...]
One of the surprises on Britain's Man Booker Prize shortlist last year was Elmet, the fine debut novel from Fiona Mozley. American readers now have the chance to experience the [...]
The Scots didn't invent stubbornness, but they perfected it, raised it to a high art where irresistible force and immovable object are sometimes locked like two neutron stars in a [...]