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

Posted on: May 15, 2023

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 third 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. The arrangement was made possible through Word Carrier in Rapid City, S.D.

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 30                            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 31                     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, June 1                            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 6                              Winner, 10 a.m., Elementary school back parking lot

O’Kreek, noon, Community Center

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

Wednesday, June 7                       St. Francis, 9:30 a.m., School parking lot

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

Thursday, June 8                            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 13                            Ft. Thompson, 9:30 a.m., Elnita Rank Building

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

Wednesday, June 14                     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 15                          Mitchell, 11 a.m., Swimming pool parking lot

Tuesday, June 20                            Sioux Falls, 11 a.m., Cleveland Elementary lot

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

Wednesday, June 21                     Watertown, 10 a.m., McKinney Park

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

Thursday, June 22                          Aberdeen, 10:00 a.m., Roncalli Elementary School lot

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

Tuesday, June 27                            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 28                     Porcupine, 10 a.m., Entrance of housing unit

                                                            Manderson, 1 p.m., School parking lot

Thursday, June 29                          Pine Ridge, 10 a.m., Catholic Church parking lot

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

Wednesday, July 5                         Rapid City, 11 a.m., St. Isaac Jogues Church parking lot

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

Thursday, July 6                              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.