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!



Grand Christmas Draw

“The Grand Christmas Draw took place at 11 am on 15th December at the library. There were 5 beautiful hampers to be won and a magnum of Champagne. The lucky winners were 1. Wendy Banner 2. ...


Thanks must go to David Hutchinson for his talk on Biochar on 10th January.  We had a full house and it proved to be an informative, amusing and entertaining talk on a cold dark winter's ...

Coming Events

Talks Programme

Thu, 14th Feb '19 07:00pm
Chris Hansell Fylingdales Moor – Its flora, fauna and history Chris is a Wildlife Ranger for the Hawk and Owl Trust which manages the Fylingdales Moor Conservation Area. It covers nearly 7,000 ...


Fri, 22nd Feb '19 07:00pm
The Annual Quiz Our Annual Quiz will be held on Friday February 22nd at 7pm in Ayton Village Hall. This popular event has a new quiz master.  We are very grateful to Alan Combes for providing ...

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