St. Joe’s Bookmobile, Alumni Staff Coming Your Way

Posted on: May 14, 2024

During the summer months, St. Joseph’s bookmobile travels to communities throughout South Dakota to distribute free reading material for all ages and interests. For the fourth year, the venue will have Native American books by Native American authors onboard, one for each person – young or old – who comes to the bookmobile.


Besides sharing books this summer, Alumni Relations staff members Andy Lepkowski, Krista Lepkowski and Mike Pooley want to connect with anyone who attended St. Joseph’s Indian School! They, other volunteers, and St. Joseph’s bookmobile will be in your area on the following dates. Times are approximate:


Tuesday, May 28                              Cherry Creek, 10 a.m., Post Office area

                                                                Eagle Butte, 11:45 a.m., Side street by the library

                                                                Dupree, 3:30 p.m., Cenex Gas Station/Dupree Oil


Wednesday, May 29                       Timber Lake, 9:45 a.m., Main Street by library

                                                                Little Eagle, 11:45 a.m., School parking lot

                                                                Little Eagle, 1:10 p.m., Side street by the Post Office

                                                                Bullhead, 2:50 p.m., Community Center

                                                                McLaughlin, 4:30 p.m., Housing before the school            


Thursday, May 30                            Wakpala, 10 a.m., School parking lot or Community Center

                                                                Kenel, noon, Side street by the Community Center

                                                                Ft. Yates, N.D., 1:30 p.m., Buffalo Avenue in the BIA building lot


Tuesday, June 4                                Winner, 10 a.m., Ace Hardware parking lot

                                                             O’Kreek, noon, Community Center

                                                             Mission, 2 p.m., Boys and Girls Club



Wednesday, June 5                         St. Francis, 9:30 a.m., School parking lot

                                                                Rosebud, 1 p.m., All Stop Gas Station


Thursday, June 6                              Norris, 10 a.m., Community Center

                                                                Parmelee, 11:30 a.m., Community Center

                                                                Martin, 2:15 p.m., CAP Building

                                                                Allen, 4 p.m., Old Community Center area


Tuesday, June 11                              Ft. Thompson, 9:30 a.m., Elnita Rank Building

                                                                Lower Brule, 1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church parking lot


Wednesday, June 12                      Lake Andes, 10 a.m. Gus Stop parking lot

                                                                Marty, 11:30 a.m., School parking lot

                                                                Wagner, 2 p.m., IHS parking lot


Thursday, June 13                            Mitchell, 11 a.m., Swimming pool parking lot


Tuesday, June 18                              Sioux Falls, 11 a.m., Cleveland Elementary lot

                                                                Flandreau, 3 p.m., Flandreau Middle School lot


Wednesday, June 19                      Watertown, 10 a.m., McKinney Park

                                                                Sisseton, 2:30 p.m., Teals Market parking lot


Thursday, June 20                            Aberdeen, 10:00 a.m., Roncalli Elementary School front entrance

                                                                Aberdeen, noon, Hobby Lobby parking lot, 4th and Roosevelt Sts.


Tuesday, June 25                              Wanblee, 10 a.m., CAP Building in housing area

                                                                Potato Creek, noon, Playground area             

                                                                Kyle, 2 p.m., Senior Citizen’s Center by school


Wednesday, June 26                      Porcupine, 10 a.m., Entrance of housing unit

                                                                Manderson, 1 p.m., School parking lot


Thursday, June 27                            Pine Ridge, 10 a.m., Catholic Church parking lot

                                                                Oglala, 2 p.m., Boys and Girls Club off main road


Wednesday, July 2                          Rapid City, 11 a.m., St. Isaac Jogues Church parking lot

                                                                Rapid City, 1:30 p.m., Beadle School parking lot.


Thursday, July 3                                Rapid City, 11 a.m., Oyate Center lot


Stop by the bookmobile to pick out a book or visit St. Joe’s Alumni Relations staff. Watch for updates on Facebook by finding the Alumni of St. Joseph’s Indian School page. Remember, if you attended St. Joseph’s at any time, we consider you a member of our Alumni Thiyóšpaye.