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!



Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge has started, so come and sign up now.  The aim is for children to read 6 books of their choice during the summer holidays and receive stickers and awards at every ...

New Fencing

Thanks to a grant from NYCC we have at last been able to replace the fencing round the library.  It is a vast improvement and we think it looks beautiful. The design is based on the original ...

Coming Events

Summer Reading Challenge

Mon, 30th Jul '18 02:00pm
On Monday July 30th from 2pm – 4pm we are holding a special “Dennis’s Beano Bash” with Gnasher and the Bash Street Kids for children aged 5 – 12 years.   Come in fancy dress as a Beano character ...

Blue Planet Day

Thu, 30th Aug '18 11:00am

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