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!



Quiz Night

It was a full house and a very successful evening at the Village Hall on Friday 22nd February.  One of the contestants said it was a 'stonking good night" and there were many compliments on ...

Book Reading

On Wednesday 27th February, Alan Combes, a local author, will be holding a book reading of The Rocking Horse Diary at the Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library. Entry is free and you can ...

Coming Events

Mother’s Day Treat

Sat, 30th Mar '19 10:30am
Why not pop in to the library with your young ones on Saturday 30th March for a cuppa and a cake while they get creative making Mother's Day gifts. We look forward to seeing you there.

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