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

Tickets are now available for Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library's Grand Christmas Draw. Only £1 per ticket and a chance to win a super hamper in time for Christmas.

Halloween at DVB Library

What an amazing time was had by all when the library opened it's doors on 28th October for a sell out early Halloween evening. Children in all kinds of wonderful costumes came to enjoy the ...

Coming Events

Wines for Christmas

Fri, 22nd Nov '19 07:30pm
A festive season wine tasting evening with Nick Taylor. Last year this event proved very popular so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets available from Derwent Valley BRIDGE ...

Snowflake Saturday & Christmas Draw

Sat, 14th Dec '19 01:30pm
We are very pleased to announce the return of the very popular Snowflake Saturday. It will be combined with the Grand Christmas Draw and will held on Saturday 14th December. Look out for ...

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