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!



Talks Programme 2018 / 2019

A new Talks Programme has started with a successful talk by Shaun McKenna on 'Living the Dream' Come and join us for the next and subsequent talks. £4 per ticket available from the library.

Muck and Magic

Garden Award Our gardeners were delighted on Wednesday evening at the Muck and Magic awards at the Spa Ocean Room to be awarded a GOLD for our Library garden.   We only have a very small team ...

Coming Events

Health Day

Wed, 24th Oct '18 03:30pm


Mon, 29th Oct '18 06:00pm
Come and join us on Monday 29th October at the Derwent Valley BRIDGE library to enjoy a scary evening of Weirdy Crafts and Spooky Food. Come in fancy dress and bring your pumpkin ...

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