Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library



More than just books…

In 2011, residents of East and West Ayton and nearby villages in the Derwent Valley converted the energy generated by an unsuccessful campaign to save the local library from closure into a positive project to deliver and run their own community resource.

Derwent Valley BRIDGE opened its doors in May 2012 and continues today as a valuable village asset as a result of this vision and commitment. It has developed in line with its name, the BRIDGE, which stands for BOOKS, RESOURCES, INFORMATION, DIVERSITY, GROUPS, EDUCATION and chosen for its proximity to the historic bridge linking the villages.

The BRIDGE is operated entirely by volunteers and offers more than just books! Take a closer look at what we do or, even better, come and join us as a borrower, friend or volunteer….

We look forward to welcoming you!



Support for Carers

Support for Carers will be here on Tuesday 23rd May 10am-12 noon. Do you care for someone at home? Would you like a little extra help and support? Do you live alone and would appreciate some ...

It’s our 5th birthday!

We are celebrating on May 15th. It's hard to believe that we opened our doors as one of the first community libraries in North Yorkshire five years ago! It's testament to all the hard work of a ...

Coming Events

Family Art Day

Sat, 17th Jun '17 11:00am
***FAMILY ART DAY ***  Saturday, 17th June  11am to 4pm Come and be creative whatever your age with paint, chalks, fabric, pens, water, sand, glue, doodle art etc. make a gift for Fathers’ ...

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