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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The almost infinite possibilities of tomorrow are the theme of bestselling author Dave Eggers' first picture book, Tomorrow Most Likely. Read More [...]
Gail Shepherd's colorful debut novel The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins takes place in 1985 in the town of Love's Forge, Tennessee. As the story opens, 11-year-old Lyndie and [...]
Author Jacqueline Véissid's debut picture book Ruby's Sword is the kind of simple family story that sometimes gets lost in the flurry of children's publishing. But with its resolute young [...]
Early in Sarah Blake's debut novel, the titular character, wife of Noah, smashes a pair of gerbils with a hard thwack of her spoon. The reader doesn't yet know that [...]
Sonia Purnell, the bestselling author of Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, captures the thrilling story of a female spy in A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story [...]
In his 2001 collection of poems, Landscape With Chainsaw, James Lasdun staked his claim as a poet who finds the best words about the most difficult things: displacement, broken dreams, [...]