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Rochester Community Library  The Rochester Community Library operates entirely with volunteer help and is located in the Rochester Community Center.  It houses several thousand books, DVD's, Video tapes, a computer kiosk connected to the Timberland Regional Library system as well as the VITA Center Computer Lab.  All the local books and other materials can be checked out or you can have items from the Timberland system  delivered to Rochester Community Library for pickup and check-out.  There is a "drop  box" outside the library where you can return items from either library during hours when the library is not open.  Click here to view additional material on the Rochester Community Library.  The phone number for the Rochester Community Library is 273-9175, extension 106.

Rochester Library Computer Lab  The Rochester Library has a six-station computer lab.  These computers are available for use by community residents and special programs of the Boys & Girls Club and Roof.  Residents are able to use a computer for up to one hour at a time during regular library hours.  Access is on "first come first served" basis.  Classes in basic computer use is available for: basic beginning computer; basic internet including e-mail; basic word processing; and basic spread sheet.  For more information call Bill at 360-858-0350 or e-mail waliddle@msn.com

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Rochester The Rochester Big Brothers Big Sisters program is currently running programs in Rochester Primary School and Grand Mound Elementary. We are recruiting Bigs for next semester for our school based program. The "Bigs" offer the youth individualized time and attention at all of the sites.  Contact Erin Price-Smith, Rochester BBBS Site Coordinator, at the Weed & Seed Office at 273-9269. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Thurston County is also recruiting Bigs for our community based program. We have children in the Rochester area that are on our waiting list for Bigs. Bigs in our community based program must be at least 21 years of age. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Thurston County view their website at www.thurstonbbbs.org

Boy and Girls Club of Thurston County  Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County is an after school program. All youth ages 5-18 are eligible for membership. Our membership is $10.00 for September 1st August 31st.  We also host two late nights per month for youth in grades 6-12. Please contact Jamie Wenzlow for more information at 360-273-9175 ext. 110 or log on to http://www.bgctc.org/main_sublinks.asp?id=9&sid=31 for a 2006-2007 Program Guide and a membership information packet. 

Larch Mountain Little League  To learn more about the Larch Mountain Little League contact Laurie Wilson at 360-273-2915 or e-mail at: lauriewilson98579@hotmail.com  Also visit their website at http://eteamz.active.com/larchmountain/ where you will find Little League calendars, schedules, team stats, fundraising and team game highlights as well as other items of interest. 

ROC Youth Baseball  There are openings for anyone who is interested in serving as a sports commissioner for ROC YOUTH BASEBALL
An excellent opportunity for any community member to become involved with our youth in the community. Many positions available. Contact us today! Laurie 360 273-2915 after 6pm rocyouthbaseball@yahoo.com  http://eteamz.active.com/rocyouthbaseball

Rochester Fire Department  For fire or medical emergency call 911.  All non-emergency calls please use 273-5582.  Burning permits can be acquired at the Albany Street Station during normal week-day hours.

Rochester Food Banks  There are two food banks in Rochester: ROOF at the Rochester Community Center, 10140 Hwy 12 SW, phone 273-6375.  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM to Noon & 5:00 to 5:30 PM.  Closed Wednesdays.  We have a large cooler and freezer, so we can accept produce!  S.T.U.F. (South Thurston United Friends), 18214 Corvallis Street SW, Wednesdays 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Phone 273-5891.

Rochester Senior Services       Phone 360-273-0768 Lunch is available for seniors (60+ years of age) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week at 11:30 AM in the Lions Club Building on Corvallis Street in Rochester.  A $2.50 donation is suggested to help cover the cost of the meal.  "Meals on wheels" is available to home bound seniors.  For eligible seniors, one hot meal and 6 frozen meals will be delivered to your home each Tuesday.  Please call 360-273-0768 to arrange for this service.

ROOF Community Services (Rochester Organization of Families)  ROOF is now located at the Rochester Community Center where they enjoy expanded room for their many programs for low-income families of the area.  These programs include: emergency food bank; after-school/summer program for children in grades 1st-5th; parenting education; English as a Second Language classes; and other emergency services.  For information on their programs and hours of services, call 273-6375.  Visit their website:  http://www.roofcommunityservices.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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