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!




Pat Almond Memorial Competitions

Pat Almond Memorial Challenge: CASTLES, PUDDINGS AND A POET! Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library is running three competitions to win prizes to be presented by the 'Barnsley Bard' Ian ...
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Grand Summer Draw

Tickets are now on sale for our GRAND SUMMER DRAW. The fabulous prizes include £100 cash, a luxury hamper, family North Yorks Moors Railway day ticket, painting, vouchers, meats and wine. Tickets ...

Coming Events

Grand Summer Draw

Sat, 17th Sep '16 11:00am
Our Grand Summer Draw takes place on Saturday, 17th September at 11am. Make sure you buy a ticket for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes and join us on the day for a coffee. Winners not ...
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Pat Almond Memorial Lecture

Sat, 1st Oct '16 07:00pm
  This year's guest is Ian McMillan, poet, writer, broadcaster and media presenter. He writes regularly for the Yorkshire Post, publishes his own poetry, attends many literary festivals ...

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