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!




The Annual General Meeting will be held at DVB on Thursday, 30th November at 7pm. This is a good opportunity to hear of the success and future plans for the community library. We invite our ...

“Keep Well for Winter”

Our fourth Community Information event will be held at Seamer Memorial Hall on Wednesday, 15th November, organised in conjunction with Ayton and Snainton Medical Practice. Morning: 10.00 ...

Coming Events

‘Wines for Christmas’

Wed, 22nd Nov '17 07:30pm
Join us for a wine tasting evening hosted by Nick Taylor - an opportunity to sample eight “value for money” wines and support the community library at the same time! All the wines are from local ...

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