1980 - 2021

40+ years of Non-profit literacy services

The South Shore Reading Council has been providing non-profit literacy services since 1980.  In those 40+ years, we have championed literacy tutoring, activities tailored for intellectually disabled adults,

 a weekly pre-literacy music program for young families,

and inclusive programming for seniors. 

Rachel Wagner Lemblé

Rachel has been with the South Shore Reading Council since 2017.  She is a LOUD Librarian. In association with the SSRC, she has directed the Mother Goose Program for over a decade.  She believes that literacy at all levels is less about rote learning and more about human connection.

Robin Sales
Program Coordinator

Robin is the newest member of our staff.  She brings to the Council her decades of experience as a librarian and program specialist.  She's just as likely to be found singing to a group of toddlers as she is to be writing a demanding grant.    


Sylvia Rawus
Office Manager


South Shore Reading Council

Board of Directors

Sylvia has been with the Reading Council since 2009.  Her organizational and personal skills make it possible to work with a diverse clientele. She is a detailed record keeper who acts as the living memory of the organization.  She believes that literacy happens because of of the conscientious efforts of a comitted community.

The South Shore Reading Council Board of Directors is a committed group of volunteers who govern the Reading Council's activity.  In 2020-21 our members included:  President, Brian Peddar, Past-President, Mary O'Malley, Vice-President, 

Pat Geary, Treasurer, Colin Webster, Secretary, Judith Schurman, Mona Ip, Gretchen Cheung, Dolly Shinhat and Sarah Beck.