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
Debut author John Sullivan has based the story of his picture book, Kitten and the Night Watchman, on real events from his life. Dedicated to “all the strays,” this sweet [...]
Madeline Pollard's breach-of-promise lawsuit against famous Kentucky Congressman William Breckinridge was the talk of Washington, D.C., in 1894. When close to 20 women arrived at the courtroom as spectators to [...]
What do literature and film tell us about living and loving in later life? What is it like to experience life in its latter stages? These are the questions Susan [...]
High school senior Abby's home life in Washington, D.C., is a mess best left untouched, and her love life? Ugh. She's still reeling from her breakup with her ex-girlfriend, Linh, [...]
Samantha Harvey's new novel is a carefully paced mystery that takes place during the four days before Lent in the small medieval British village of Oakham. Read More [...]
So much has been written about the Weavers being blacklisted from performing in the 1950s that it obscures the far more important fact that they still became one of America's [...]