St. Joseph’s Indian School Bookmobile, Alumni Liaison Coming to Your Area!
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 second year, the bookmobile will have Native American books by Native American authors on board, one for each person who comes to the bookmobile. The arrangement was made possible through Bird Cage Book Store and Mercantile of Rapid City, S.D.
New this year on two routes only (see * below), a simple bike repair clinic will be at stops made from June 21 to 30. St. Joseph’s bike repairman will be on hand to troubleshoot and tighten up minor bicycle issues.
Besides sharing books this summer, Alumni Liaison Andy Lepkowski wants to connect with anyone who attended St. Joseph’s Indian School! Andy, volunteer staff and St. Joseph’s bookmobile will be in your area on the following dates. Times are approximate:
Tuesday, May 31 Wanblee, 10 a.m., CAP Building
Potato Creek, noon, Playground area
Kyle, 2 p.m., Senior Citizen’s Center
Wednesday, June 1 Porcupine, 10 a.m., Entrance of housing unit
Manderson, noon, School parking lot
Thursday, June 2 Pine Ridge, 10 a.m., Church parking lot
Oglala, 2 p.m., Boys and Girls Club
Tuesday, June 7 Sioux Falls, 10:30 a.m., St. Lambert’s Parish school parking lot
Flandreau, 3 p.m., Wicocicaga Utipi Center
Wednesday, June 8 Watertown, 11 a.m., McKinney Park
Sisseton, 2:30 p.m., Teals Market parking lot
Thursday, June 9 Aberdeen, 10:00 a.m., Roncalli Elementary School Lot
Aberdeen, noon, Hobby Lobby parking lot, 4th and Roosevelt Sts.
Tuesday, June 14 Ft. Thompson, 9:30 a.m., Elnita Rank Building
Lower Brule, 1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church parking lot
Wednesday, June 15 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 16 Mitchell, 11 a.m., Swimming pool parking lot
Tuesday, June 21 *Winner, 10 a.m., Elementary school back parking lot
*O’Kreek, noon, Community Center
*Mission, 2 p.m., Boys and Girls Club
Wednesday, June 22 *St. Francis, 9:30 a.m., School parking lot
*Rosebud, 1 p.m., All Stop Gas Station
Thursday, June 23 *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 28 *Cherry Creek, 10 a.m., Post Office area
*Eagle Butte, 11:45 a.m., Library
*Dupree, 3:30 p.m., School parking lot
Wednesday, June 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., Post Office area
*Bullhead, 2:50 p.m., Community Center/school lot
*McLaughlin, 4:30 p.m., School parking lot
Thursday, June 30 *Wakpala, 10 a.m., School parking lot
*Kenel, noon, Community Center Road
*Ft. Yates, N.D., 1:30 p.m., Main Street in town area
Wednesday, July 6 Rapid City, 11 a.m., St. Isaac Jogues Church parking lot
Rapid City, 1:30 p.m., Beadle School parking lot.
Thursday, July 7 Rapid City, 11 a.m., Gnugnuska Drive Housing
Stop by the bookmobile to pick out a book or visit Andy and other 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.