All Together: Stories and Songs

Library offers in-person outdoor program for families

Josephine Community Library invites the community to a special in-person Summer Reading Program celebration with Create~Play~Heal called “All Together: Stories and Songs” on Saturday, August 14 at the Grants Pass and Illinois Valley branches.

“All Together: Stories and Songs marks our first in-person youth event since the pandemic began,” said Youth Services Librarian Alyssa Donoho. “We’re excited to offer this opportunity for families to come together and experience familiar stories in a new way.”

Children and their families in the audience will have a chance to participate as the actors perform short scenes from popular stories.

This program will be held outdoors on the lawn — participants are encouraged to bring blankets or towels to sit on. Light refreshments will be provided.

Create~Play~Heal will perform at library branches in Grants Pass and Illinois Valley. Registration is not required to attend.

  • Grants Pass branch at 10 am
  • Illinois Valley branch at 1 pm

Create~Play~Heal was founded by seasoned Registered Drama Therapist Bobbi Kidder. Its mission is to foster creative expression that engenders renewal and rejuvenation. Kidder has made it her life’s work to create transformative therapy. As a facilitator and educator, she believes in embodying life’s joys and sorrows. She focuses on movement and play to create breakthroughs for individuals, educators, families, and communities alike — from her home base in the Pacific Northwest to around the world. Learn more at

For more information about library programs and to sign up for a library card, visit, email, and call 541-476-0571.