Starting at noon on March 24th and following Governor Baker’s “Stay at home” advisory, there will be no staff at the library during the day.

If you have any items checked out, please hold onto them. They will not be overdue. The book drop will be closed for the time being. Also, if you have any questions, leave a message at 508-763-8600, message us via our Facebook page, or email We will try to answer them when we can.

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
The kids are a lot bigger in middle school. That's the first thing Cyrus Olson notices when he steps onto the field for football tryouts. Everyone expects him to become [...]
Life hasn't been fun and games for Lucy. She used to be a happy, talkative child with a beautiful voice, but she hasn't spoken in a long time. At the [...]
Evoking the setting of author Patricia MacLachlan's Newbery Medal-winning classic, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Prairie Days is a vibrant celebration of daily life on a prairie farm. The simple but [...]
Adults can be selfish, corrupt and disappointing. In Kelly Yang's first YA novel, Parachutes, two teens accustomed to fending for themselves gradually discover that even when adults fail them, they [...]
Our obsession with productivity is a defining characteristic of modern society. Smart watches streamline and gamify our workouts and sleep cycles. Smartphones make us permanently available. And of course, social [...]
Self-expression always happens in a cultural context. For writer and journalist Meredith Talusan, the journey to self-knowledge was long and very culturally influenced. Talusan was raised as a boy [...]