Cool Reads for Hot Days – ICE CREAM!

We have another fantastic Visiting Author – join us on August 9th at the Plummer House to share cake and ice cream with Ellissa Elliot and learn some of her favourite summer reads, what she is currently writing, and other literary tidbits! We will have a number of literary bucket raffles for some noontime fun. Hope to see you there.

Photo contest

Photo contest – – another chance to win a book and a bottle of summer wine!
Don’t forget to submit a great photo of your cat reading!!
Official Rules
Must be 21 years of age or over to win the library wine.

The book that he has made renders its author this service in return, that so long as the book survives its author remains immortal and cannot die. Richard de Bury 1281-1345 Philobiblion

Summer Reading

Celebrate the Reader!

How do you read? Is summer reading different from any other time of year? do you find those hefty paperbacks for the beach? Do you download your books and browse our electronic library instead of our paper one? Do you keep a reading journal?
It is time to Cheer the act of reading itself!
Grab a great book (at our Bookstore!) and slow down, relax and enjoy:
a transformative textbook
a tome of challenging historical fact or fiction
a beguiling memoir
a slim volume of thoughtful poetry
a whirlwind online romance or chic lit
a downloaded mystery/thriller

an audible travel guide for your journey (figerative or literal)
And GUESS  WHAT? they are all available at ridiculous prices in our bookstore, or free at our library!

Author Visit – Elissa Elliott

Tuesday, August 9
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Plummer House

Elissa Elliott, local author of Eve, will be speaking about her writings during a fund-raising event at the Plummer House benefiting the Rochester Public Library. We look forward to her delightful talk as part of our Cool Reads for Hot days! There will be cake and ice cream, as well as interesting book raffles – all in all a delightful way to spend a summer day. Plan to tour the gardens too!
The proceeds from this event will help purchase a new LittleTikes computer for the children’s area of the library.

For more information or to register for the event visit: http://bit.ly/rplbac or call 328-2343.

Rochesterfest BOOKSALE

The last few hours of our huge booksale will take place today. Stop in for amazing deals on some great summer reading!


A wise man will select his books, for he would not wish to class them all under the sacred name of friends. Some can be accepted only as acquaintances. The best books of all kind can be taken to the heart and cherished as his most precious possession. John Alfred Langford (1823-1903)