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

Posted on: May 27, 2021

During the summer months, St. Joseph’s bookmobile travels to communities throughout South Dakota to distribute free reading material for all ages and interests. This year, the bookmobile will have on board Native American books by Native American authors, 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.

Besides sharing books this summer, Alumni Liaison Andy Lepkowski is looking 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:

Tuesday, June 1:            Winner, 10 a.m. Elementary school back parking lot; O’Kreek, 11:45, Community Center; Mission, 1:30, Boys and Girls Club      

Wednesday, June 2       St. Francis, 9:30 a.m., School parking lot; Rosebud, 1 p.m., Community Center; Norris,

Thursday, June 3          Norris, 10 a.m., Community Center; Parmelee, 11:30 a.m., Community Center; Martin, 2 p.m., CAP Building; Allen, 4 p.m. Old Community Center Area.

Tuesday, June 8           Wanblee, 10 a.m., Housing unit area; Potato Creek, noon, Playground area; Kyle, 2 p.m., Senior Citizen’s Center

Wednesday, June 9      Porcupine, 10 a.m., Entrance of housing unit; Manderson, noon, School parking lot; Batesland, 3:30 p.m., School area

Thursday, June 10         Pine Ridge, 10 a.m., Church parking lot; Oglala, 1:30 p.m. Boys and Girls Club

Tuesday, June 15           Ft. Thompson, 9:30 a.m., Elnita Rank Building, Lower Brule, 1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church parking lot

Wednesday, June 16    Lake Andes, 10 a.m. School parking lot; Marty, 11:30 a.m. School parking lot; Wagner, 2 p.m., IHS parking lot

Thursday, June 17         Mitchell, 11 a.m., Swimming pool parking lot

Tuesday, June 22       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 23     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, Bullhead, 2:50 p.m., Community Center/School lot; McLaughlin, 4:40 p.m., School parking lot

Thursday, June 24          Wakpala, 10 a.m., Community Center; Kenel, noon, Community Center Road; Ft. Yates, N.D., 1:30 p.m. Main Street in town area

Tuesday, June 29            Sioux Falls, 10:30 a.m., St. Lambert’s School parking lot; Flandreau, 2:30 p.m., Wicoicaga Otipi Center parking lot

Wednesday, June 30      Watertown, 11 a.m., McKinny Park; Sisseton, 3 p.m., St. Kateri Church parking lot

Thursday, July 1              Aberdeen, 10:30, Roncalli Elementary School lot

Wednesday, July 7          Rapid City, 11 a.m., St. Isaac Jogues Church parking lot; Rapid City, 1:30 p.m., Beadle School parking lot.

Thursday, July 8              Rapid City, 11 a.m. Gnugnuska Drive Housing

Stop by the bookmobile to pick out a book or visit with 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.