Reynolds contacted small publishing houses and recording studios with Native American titles, explaining what he wanted and asking if they would give media to the library. He laid out his plan on social media – on Facebook, he is Eagle Touch the Clouds – and authors began contacting him.
“This isn’t a business, it’s not a charity. It’s just a personal project,” Reynolds explained. “We got a CD of songs from pow-wows. Kate Elliott of the Chinook tribe donated a language CD. I’ve bought books on my own. Canyon Records gifted CDs on tribal drumming, tribal flutes and music.”
The library cooperated. “Shawn talks to me, I talk to those who build our collection,” Masenhimer said. “We had what was available from the publishers we buy from. Shawn found small publishers, sometimes books that were self-published. He became our connection to them.”
Shawn Reynolds, “I said a cultural prayer to the creator, asking for strength. I got all the hardships that build strength."
Above text excerpted from a story by Larry LaRue reporter for The News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington, Click here for the full story.
For more information contact:
Shawn M. Reynolds
P.O. BOX 111259
Tacoma, WA 98411-1259
Cell: 1-253-232-9667 please feel free to text
Here is a list of 18 Libraries that so far have EAGLE TOUCH THE CLOUDS Native American sections in them:
Bonney Lake Library, Buckley Library, DuPont Library, Eatonville Library, Fife Library, Gig Harbor Library, Graham Library, Key Center Library, Lakewood Library, Milton/Edgewood Library, Orting Library, Parkland/Spanaway Library, South Hill Library, Steilacoom Library, Summit Library, Sumner Library, Tillicum Library, University Place Library