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. 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.