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!


Please note that the community library will be closed on Easter Saturday, 15th April.



Information Day

The local branch of MacMillan Cancer Support is holding an information session at the community library on Tuesday, 21st March from 10am until 2pm.

Another successful Quiz Night!

Every available table was booked in Snainton Village Hall for the annual Quiz Night. The appalling weather conditions did not deter the 75 participants who took part in a very enjoyable quiz in ...

Coming Events

Kate Evans ~ ‘Poisoned Pen’

Thu, 9th Mar '17 07:00pm
Local crime writer Kate Evans is our next guest at the Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library talks on Thursday 7th March at 7 pm. Kate has been a writer for over thirty years and lives in ...

Mother’s Day Treat

Sat, 25th Mar '17 10:30am
Come and share a story and make a gift with Mum, Step-mum, Grandma. Have a special time together with a cuppa and a cake. 10:30 at Derwent Valley BRIDGE, Saturday 25th March. Other family members ...

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