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
The effervescent opening scene of Snowden Wright's second novel, American Pop, which brings readers to New Year's Eve in 1940 at Mississippi's Peabody Hotel, never goes flat—and the same goes [...]
A People's History of the United States, the seminal work by the late Howard Zinn, strove to tell American history not from the perspective of the victors, but from those [...]
Tracker, James' narrator, is a man without a true name, a man who seems to walk in the margins of society after a difficult childhood turned him into a loner. [...]
A turn-of-the-20th-century candlepin bowling alley works its way into people's lives and under their skin in Elizabeth McCracken's sixth book. Read More [...]
In a magical version of modern-day Toronto, Wes Cooper is a supernatural anomaly. After being brought back to life by a witch after his untimely death in the 1930s, Wes [...]
“I might have to kill somebody tonight.” It's a powerful opening line for multiple award-winning author Angie Thomas' sophomore novel, On the Come Up, which brings readers back to the [...]