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
Rory MacLean's immensely readable, humorous account joins two parallel journeys across Eastern Europe—one in 1989 and one in 2019. Read More [...]
Middle schoolers have a lot to deal with, from bullies to burgeoning hormones, on top of their homework. Throw in a supernatural ability to detect monsters, and you've got a [...]
Serial killer thrillers may be poised for a big comeback in 2020. Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme is on the hunt in a new television adaptation of The Bone Collector, while [...]
It's almost impossible to properly summarize The Tenant; the careful plotting ensures that the mystery unfolds deliberately, with surprises constantly woven into the narrative. To provide a detailed plot summary [...]
The best science fiction stories create a bridge between ambitious, precisely calculated genre concepts and the deep, emotional truths that unite us all. Charting the balance between intricate sci-fi backdrops [...]
In Dear Edward, author Ann Napolitano deftly navigates the psychological and physical trauma of 12-year-old Edward Adler in the aftermath of a plane crash, of which he is the only [...]