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
Wife and mother Nora Lark lives in an unincorporated Arizona town struck by drought. When Inland opens, her husband is out searching for potable water and her two older sons [...]
Nobody's Victim is a timely work about sexual harassment that combines the vulnerability of personal experience and the researched, fact-based reporting of nonfiction. Read More [...]
In a spot-on and unsentimental portrayal of homelessness, author Bobbie Pyron spins an engaging and moving tale about Piper's family and an older homeless woman who suffers from bipolar disorder. [...]
C.J. Box's latest thriller, The Bitterroots, follows a family that redefines the word dysfunctional: the Kleinsassers, longtime ranchers and influential denizens of remote Lochsa County, Montana. Read More [...]
In Elizabeth Macneal's debut sensation, an aspiring artist traverses the fine line between destruction and creation. Read More [...]
The title of T. Jefferson Parker's The Last Good Guy refers to its protagonist, private investigator Roland Ford, who is indeed a good guy, albeit one beset by troubles. But [...]