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!



Mother’s Day Activities

On Saturday 10th March DVB Library held a Mother's Day Activity where children could make gifts for Mums and Grandma's. The event was well attended and while the children were busy making, ...


A huge thank you must go to Graham Bilton who gave a  fascinating illustrated talk  about his work as a Wildlife Officer on 8th March to a capacity audience. Despite the technical glitch we ...

Coming Events

Musical Fun for Your Little One

Fri, 6th Apr '18 01:30pm
If you are looking for something to do with your little ones during the Easter holidays there is a free Moo Music session on at Derwent Valley Bridge Library.  There are a limited number of ...

Children’s Easter Holiday Event

Thu, 12th Apr '18 02:00pm
Looking for something to do with the children over the Easter holidays? Why not come along to Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library on 12th April from 2pm - 4pm  and do something crafty? There will ...

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