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!



Children’s Easter Holiday Event

Our spring craft session for children and families was a great success.   There were plenty of activities to keep children (and parents) busy at the Easter Holiday Event on 12th April.   ...

Thank You

Thanks go to Mr Michael Cooper for a very entertaining evening of Flanders and Swann songs. The people who turned up on Thursday evening, 12th April, to listen to the very talented Michael ...

Coming Events

Tour de Yorkshire

Sat, 5th May '18 02:00pm
We will be serving afternoon tea during the afternoon of Saturday May 5th as the Tour de Yorkshire passes through West Ayton.  We will be open from 2pm so come and enjoy this spectacular sporting ...

Talks Programme

Thu, 10th May '18 07:00pm
Lynne Watson The Adventures of a Librarian.   On 10th May at 7pm, Lynne Watson will be talking about her 30 years working in libraries. She will tell how she worked with a diverse ...

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