St. Joseph’s Indian School Bookmobile, Alumni Liaison Coming to Your Area!

Posted on: May 20, 2022

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.