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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In Eliot Pattison's masterful and deeply moving new mystery, Skeleton God, a disgraced former inspector must grapple with the horrors of Tibet's past to uncover a crime decades in the [...]
Herbert Weinstein was a charmer whose two adult children called him "Mr. Zen" because of his easygoing ways. They and everyone else who knew him were flabbergasted when, in 1991, [...]
Bernhard Schlink is best known for his internationally successful novel The Reader (1997), and he returns to the themes of passion and loss in The Woman on the Stairs, about [...]
Cao Wenxuan, bestselling Chinese author and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, presents a timeless, emotional tale of loss, heartache and the ultimate power of friendship and [...]
Spunky Priscilla is obsessed with gorillas. She and her dad read about gorillas every day, but what does Priscilla likes best about the big apes? They always get their way. [...]
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes canon found a home and a ravenous readership in the pages of The Strand Magazine in the late 1800s. Now, more than a century [...]