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
How do you deal with a beloved parent who repeatedly fails you? That's the question facing 11-year-old Alice Mistlethwaite in Natasha Farrant's adventurous tale for middle grade readers, A Talent [...]
Comedy nerds and curious newbies alike will LOL at the improv-infused Crying Laughing. Winnie Friedman finds herself highly amusing, but the aspiring comedian has sworn off performing after bombing [...]
In surveying Britain's social history over more than a century through the interconnected lives of 12 characters, all of them black women (save for two exceptions), Bernardine Evaristo has set [...]
This zesty blend of bawdy entertainment and thoughtful coming-of-age story tantalizes the contemporary conscious. Read More [...]
When she was 17, Kristen Richardson was invited to become a debutante. The prospect of being on display held no interest for her, but as Richardson attended the ritualized “coming-out” [...]
More than a hundred years ago, on her maiden voyage from the United Kingdom to New York, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and [...]