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
Tolstoy would have approved: In the short story collection Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine, Kevin Wilson (The Family Fang) finds an impressively wide-ranging assortment of punishments to make 10 different [...]
All Sally Horner wanted was to fit in with the cool girls at school. What she got instead was two years of harrowing captivity at the hands of a sexual [...]
The plot of David Joy's third novel, The Line That Held Us, is simple: A man accidentally kills another man and tries to cover it up with the help of [...]
Fiona Davis has established herself as a master of historical settings and fictional recollections of those worlds. Her debut, The Dollhouse, pulled readers into a long-kept secret at New York [...]
Poor Jason Fitger. In Dear Committee Members, Julie Schumacher's hilarious 2014 novel, Fitger is a tenured professor of English at the second-rate Payne University, where he has a dingy office [...]
How well can one know oneself? Laura van den Berg's eerie yet compelling second novel, The Third Hotel, explores this question with a clanging loneliness, like a wrench falling down [...]