Transatlantic appeal from Haworth USA to Haworth West Yorkshire!

A sunny Bank Holiday scene in Haworth Main Street

A sunny Bank Holiday scene in Haworth Main Street

First published in News

HAWORTH needs help to expand its library – but not Haworth in West Yorkshire!

A representative for a library in the small suburb of Haworth in the North American state of New Jersey, has broadcast an appeal to locations and businesses which are named after this iconic village.

Beth Potter, co-president of the Friends of Haworth New Jersey Library, said: "We've begun construction on an expansion to our library.

"I'm approaching any entity that has the name Haworth associated with it, so therefore might have some Haworth pride.

"We do know for a fact that our town of 3,000 people is named for Haworth, England. One of the financiers who helped bring a railroad through our town in 1872 was himself a novelist and a fan of the Bronte sisters, and so he named our little station stop Haworth."

Councillor John Huxley, chairman of Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council, said: "I'm happy to put their appeal to our council's finance committee.

"We're happy to talk to them and further our links."

People can visit haworth.bccls.org to find out more about Haworth New Jersey's library.

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4:01am Sun 29 Jun 14

haworthfriends says...

Thank you so much, Keighley Telegraph & Argus, for giving us a transcontinental boost! We've had our first contribution from Haworth UK!
With a little help from our overseas neighbors, we just may get this library furnished. Hope we can return the favor someday.

Beth Potter, Friends of the Haworth NJ Library
Haworthfriends@gmail
.com
Thank you so much, Keighley Telegraph & Argus, for giving us a transcontinental boost! We've had our first contribution from Haworth UK! With a little help from our overseas neighbors, we just may get this library furnished. Hope we can return the favor someday. Beth Potter, Friends of the Haworth NJ Library Haworthfriends@gmail .com haworthfriends
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