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to one of these organizations

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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 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 360-858-7086.

Rochester Library Computer Lab  The Rochester Library has a six-station computer lab.  These computers are available for use by community residents.  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 are 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

Grand Mound Rochester Horizons  The Grand Mound Rochester Horizons is a group of local people interested in "INCREASING PROSPERITY thru COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP".  The Farmer's Market on Saturdays during the summers of 2010 & 2011 are the most visible of the current projects in progress.  Some other projects include sidewalks thru downtown Rochester; Basic Computer Skills classes; and one to "get the attention of our Thurston County Officials about the hardships they have created with the unreasonable regulations they require for starting a new business in the Rochester community."  There are 6 to 8 additional projects in progress as well.  For more information call  Suzanne at 273-2525 e-mail [email protected] or Bill at 360-858-0350 e-mail

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Rochester For more information about the Rochester program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Thurston County view their website at www.thurstonbbbs.org

Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County  Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County is an afterschool program serving all youth ages 5-18. Our membership fee is $25 per year from September 1st August 31st. We are open every day from 2:00 6:30 pm and on most early release days, as well as school breaks and most school-out days.  Please contact Christine Hoffmann, Branch Director, for more information at 360-273-9397 or check out our website at www.bgctc.org

Larch Mountain Little League
 To learn more about the Larch Mountain Little League contact Laurie Wilson at 360-273-2915 or e-mail at:   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 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.  There are numerous opportunities to volunteer at ROOF any time during the year but the months of October, November and December there is an increase in the need for volunteer help. 
Also visit their website: http://www.roofcommunityservices.org/


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