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
Jenny Xie's debut book of poetry, Eye Level, aims its gaze at two concepts: time and interiority. To arrive there, her poems travel through cities, landscapes and memories, exploring them [...]
This prescient, achingly real novel comes on the heels of the latest school massacre in Parkland, Florida, where 17 high school students and teachers died on Valentine's Day. Read [...]
“Knowledge is power,” as the saying goes, and bass guitar player Will Dando has a lot of it. Will knows 108 specific things that will happen in the future. In [...]
Drawing on copious interviews and verbatim excerpts from the subjects' social media, sne Seierstad offers us an over-the-shoulder look at a Somali family in Norway being torn apart by the [...]
Madeline Miller's enthralling second novel may be about a goddess, but it has a lot to say about what it means to be a woman. In Circe, the acclaimed author [...]
“On the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse.” Thus opens Sophie Blackall's exquisite new picture book, Hello Lighthouse, a song of [...]