Anderson-Lee establishes David Fancher Memorial Reading Area

SILVER CREEK – David Fancher, who passed away unexpectedly last September, was a lifelong resident of the Silver Creek area and a regular patron of the Anderson-Lee Library.

Fancher visited the library several times a week, laptop in hand, to research the stock market, check out recent additions to the nonfiction collection, and to chat with friends and acquaintances. It came as a great shock to the library staff to hear of his passing.

Many friends and family members sent donations to the library in Fancher’s memory. It was quickly decided by staff and donors alike that something unique should be done in his honor, given his passion for reading and his great appreciation for the library. A suggestion was made that a reading area be created in his memory, and all who contributed agreed to the suitability of this choice.

The David Fancher Memorial Reading Area is a cozy area with comfortable chairs and tables. Two beautiful new chairs were purchased with donations in his honor, as well as a plaque with the name of the reading area inscribed on it. Community members will enjoy this quiet area for reading a book or one of our newspapers, which include the OBSERVER, the Buffalo News, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. The library also subscribes to a variety of magazines which are housed in this area. A coffee table was purchased for the Reading Area by the Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library.

The library staff hopes community members will visit the library and enjoy some relaxing time reading or reflecting on Mr. Fancher’s life and legacy in this wonderful new space. They extend their thanks to all who donated.