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
Poet and scholar Kevin Young offers a history of the hoax and a chilling indictment of our current moment in this ambitious book. Bunk opens in the 19th century—the days [...]
Fleshing out a near-future feast with fascinating marine science and modern cryptozoology, Mira Grant's Into the Drowning Deep is a delicious dive for readers with an appetite for original oceanic [...]
Pronouns are confusing for Martin. So when the narrative of Hilary Reyl's debut, Kids Like Us, begins in the second person, the reader immediately experiences some of the same disorientation [...]
At some point in our life, many of us have dreamed of taking the leap and moving abroad to a new country. In Jessica Keener's new novel, Strangers in Budapest, [...]
Julie Mayhew's The Big Lie takes place in 2014—but in a world very different from our recent 2014. In this alternative history, the Nazis won World War II and are [...]
As author and scholar Joanna Scutts writes in The Extra Woman, her provocative, in-depth look at 20th-century women and their historic struggle to find their place, “it's easy to forget [...]