Mr. Schu shares the love of books and reading

Mr. Schu shares the love of books and reading with his audiences
Posted on 03/21/2022
Mr. Schu at Joy

Mr. Schu shares the love of books and reading  

When we share our hearts through story, we inspire others to think more deeply about their own hearts and how stories connect us all.

John Schumacher, better known as Mr. Schu, has made a career out of advocating for the people and things he cares about most: kids, books, and the people that connect them. He spent last week (March 14-17) visiting every elementary school in the Rome City School District reading to students and discussing their favorite page-turners, giving away books and signing books. The assemblies were made possible with funding from the MOBOCES Staff and Curriculum Development Performing Arts CoSer.

Schu has traveled the world to share his love of books as the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs. As a teacher, librarian, and book lover he loves visiting schools. “I learn about the book’s students are excited about and talk about myself as a reader and a writer. We discuss the power of reading, the importance of school libraries, and ways to connect through story,” said Mr. Schu.

Susan LeBlanc, Director of the MOBOCES School Library System worked with Rome Librarian, Sarah Keesler to set up the visits with the schools.

Mr. Schu also presented to teachers and librarians throughout the region on The Gift of Story: Exploring the affective side of the reading life on March 18 at Vernon Downs. The event was hosted by the MOBOCES School Library System.

Camden, Rome City School District, VVS, Madison, Morrisville-Eaton, Madison-Oneida BOCES (Pre-K teachers), as well as some teachers and librarians from Oneida-Herkimer region school districts participated.

Mr. Schu

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Mr. Schu signing books
Mr. Schu at John E. Joy in Rome

Mr. Schu at Vernon Downs

Mr. Schu at Vernon Downs

Mr. Schu presents to teachers at Vernon Downs on March 18, 2022