The Friends of the Plumb Memorial Library

The Friends of the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library are members of the Rochester, Massachusetts community who are avid library supporters and advocates for excellent library service.

Friends work to raise funds to improve the library, help out by volunteering their time and talents, and spread the word about the library and its importance to each of us.

The funds they raise are used to provide the following programs:

  • The Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults
  • The Preschool, Toddler, and Baby Storytimes
  • The Cafe Parlez Book  and Nonfiction Book Discussion Groups
  • The laminating machine (Friends members receive a discount on laminating large items.)
  • All performers and special programs throughout the year
  • Museum passes to the Roger Williams Park Zoo, and the Boston Museum of Science

The Friends hold several fund-raising activities during the year:

  • The Annual book sale, taking place in September. Books are also sold all year round on the Friends Shelves at the library.
  • The Holiday Open House, which takes place on the first Saturday in December.

How to Join:
If you would like to become a Friend of the Library, print out and complete a Membership form and send or return it to the library, along with your membership dues. If you need more information on joining the Friends of the Library, call us at 508-763-8600, or stop by the library during regular hours.

Friends members get to have their library fines excused four times in the membership year.  This does not cover lost book or card fees, copying and printing fees, or fines on overdue equipment (telescope, hot spots, snowshoes, etc.)

Friends Officers:
Linda J. Medeiros, Co-Chair
Sheryl Aguiar,  Co-Chair
Leith Patnaude, Treasurer
Bev Passantino, Memberships

Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers are always needed for the Book Sale, Holiday Open House, and for other Friends activities. Please see the Library Director or an officer of the Friends if you are interested in helping out.


  • Used books, DVDs, and CDs.
  • The ever-popular Lindt Truffles!