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
Irish author Roddy Doyle delivers a daring narrative about the power of the past with his 11th novel, Smile. Read More [...]
Ten-year-old Caleb Franklin longs to be anything but ordinary, which feels impossible in his quiet hometown of Sutton, Indiana. But one night, Caleb and his 11-year-old brother, Bobby Gene, trade [...]
Author Louisa Hall's third novel employs an ingenious and creative tactic to paint an image of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the “father of the atomic bomb.” In theater, actors comb through [...]
Caroline Hadilaksono has hit a home run in Surprise!, her first picture book as both author and illustrator. Read More [...]
Laini Taylor returns to the city of Weep in this sequel to her 2018 Printz Honor book Strange the Dreamer. Read More [...]
In Skylark and Wallcreeper, Anne O'Brien Carelli's parallel storylines plow deep into loyalties of friends, family and country and create two compelling portraits of heroes in action. Read More [...]