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
This “spellbook of interior alchemy” is an offshoot of HausWitch, Feldmann's Salem, Massachusetts, shop where she sells all of the necessary tools for domestic witchery. Read More [...]
In How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency, essayist Akiko Busch offers a wide-ranging meditation on what it means to disappear. Read More [...]
Valeria Luiselli's fourth novel takes readers on a contemplative road trip from New York City to the American Southwest. Read More [...]
Adam Higginbotham's spellbinding book about the April 1986 nuclear explosion at Chernobyl. Based on nearly 80 interviews with survivors and a deep dive into declassified Soviet documents, this account pulses [...]
Climate change: It may well be the most significant challenge of the 21st century—or any other. But how much do we know about the impact that significant climate change had [...]
If timing is indeed everything, what better time than now, here in deep winter, to seek—and find—solace in the delightful but often elusive moments of the everyday? In The Book [...]