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.



This summer, the Massachusetts Library System is partnering with Scholastic to bring all public libraries in the state unlimited access to BookFlix from June 1 – August 31st.

A unique early learning resource, bookFlix pairs animated stories with related nonfiction ebooks to build both a love of reading and real-world knowledge.

To access BookFlix, click on this link: BOOKFLIX. Then get ready to have some fun while you learn!

Book Reviews courtesy of BookPage.com
“Maybe it's impossible not to connect our experiences to one another in a really linear way,” narrates Scarlett, a rising college sophomore and physics star. “But Einstein gave us another [...]
“When I describe the act of cave diving to most people, they think I have a death wish,” notes Jill Heinerth, who has spent over 30 years diving all over [...]
As Brexit throws Britain into another protracted turmoil, Jonathan Coe once again turns his talents to documenting the state of the nation. Middle England's authenticity lies in its characters—reintroduced from [...]
India is the second most populous country on this planet, with the world's largest democracy—yet most conversations about India seem to dance around its spicy food or perhaps a yearning [...]
Stolen Things, R.H. Herron's debut thriller, begins with a rape, a murder and a missing girl. The rape takes place at a gathering of citizens protesting police brutality at a [...]
A good space opera can be many things. It can be funny or deeply philosophical. It can be touching, and it can be gory. John Birmingham's latest novel, The Cruel [...]