Welcome to the Trinity Baptist College Library, home to one of the largest theological collections in Northeast Florida. The library houses a total collection of over 40,000 volumes, 130 periodicals, and 500 DVDs, available for check out.
The library’s mission is to provide students with the research materials necessary to attain their educational goals in an environment that is both pleasant, and conducive to effective study, while furthering the progress of knowledge and creativity for the students at Trinity Baptist College.
The Professor's Bookshelf
Hello, and welcome to a new feature on the Trinity Baptist College Library homepage. Each month in this space, we will highlight a book title selected by your professors. Each title selected will be significant in some way to the professor who chose it, and that professor will provide a brief description of how, and why that book made an impact on their lives. We invite you to read what the professors have to say, and perhaps add one, or more of these great titles to your personal reading list.
For the month of November, Dr. John Lucy has selected The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure, by Franklin W. Dixon. This title represents the first volume in the popular Hardy Boys Mystery series, and is one of the top ten bestselling children's books of all time. But I selected this book for another reason: It may very well be the reason why I am a professional librarian today.
I was not much of a reader in my youth, but a sick day in junior high school changed all that. While home with the flu one day in my seventh grade year, I was bored with what was on television, and looking for something to do. I stumbled upon The Tower Treasure, and thought "why not?". After reading it, I then read the entire Hardy Boys series, and became a voracious reader thereafter. When looking for my first job, I pursued and landed, a job in a local bookstore chain, where I worked my way through college. After graduation from college, primarily because of my love of reading, I decided to pursue a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies at Florida State University, the degree required to become a professional librarian, and the rest as they say, is history. Every time I read this book, which I do once a year, it reminds me of the beginning of my great love of reading, and the wonderful career it has provided for me.
~ Rachel Hozey
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