Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library



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!




Muck and Magic GOLD

Our lovingly tended garden won first prize at this year's awards! Congratulations to all the gardening team, particularly Ron, whose dedication and nurture has made the space flourish into a ...

Celebrating local support…

The Community Library is fortunate to benefit from the support of local businesses. The staff at Spar in East Ayton wore 'A Day at the Seaside' fancy dress over the August Bank Holiday weekend, ...

Coming Events



Thu, 27th Oct '16 06:00pm
Spooky crafts, stories etc. for children 4 to 12yrs. Competitions: fancy dress, pumpkin lanterns & make a shoe box haunted house (battery lights only) Children - £1  - Adults - £3 (includes ...

Keep Well for Winter

Thu, 3rd Nov '16 10:00am
In partnership with the West Ayton and Snainton surgeries' Patient Participation Group, we are holding our second community health information event at Ayton Village Hall from 10am to 2pm. This ...

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