The Franklin Sylvester Room

The Franklin Sylvester Room
For genealogy and local resources at the Medina Library.

Saturday, November 13, 2010



This is a charcoal portrait of Franklin Sylvester. It hangs on the right wall as you enter the Medina Library's genealogy and local history room. Franklin Sylvester was a local entrepreneur and cattleman who donated $10,000 to build the first library in the city of Medina. We honor his gift by naming the room the Franklin Sylvester Room. Sadly, Franklin died just months prior to the opening of the library in 1907.

Medina County District Library Genealogy Blog

Lisa Rienerth and I have decided to resurrect the genealogy blog that was started as part of our ongoing training program here at the Medina Library. To that end, we will start posting regular items to the blog. Hope you enjoy it and feel free to chime in!
Kathy Petras
Medina