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
Louise Penny's novels are unique for how seamlessly they straddle the line between charming small-town mysteries and big-city police procedurals. Read More [...]
Another member of the Westcott family finds true love in Mary Balogh's Someone to Trust. Read More [...]
Irene is a Librarian, sworn to maintain the balance between order and chaos by carefully observing and, when necessary, stealing works of literature and history. Her Library stands apart from [...]
Arky Levin, a 50-year-old film score composer, has reached a strange moment in his life. Recently separated from his wife under disconcerting circumstances and estranged from his only child, Arky [...]
The best retellings of myths and legends create an atmosphere like a dreamscape, faintly familiar in a way you can't quite place. If you didn't know it was a retelling [...]
Natalie Babbitt's career in children's literature began with a picture book, The Forty-Ninth Magician, which her husband, Samuel, wrote and she illustrated. After Samuel, a college president, became too busy [...]