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!



Summer Reading Challenge

What is the Summer Reading Challenge? The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest free reading for pleasure event for children. It is run by the national charity The Reading Agency in ...

Story Time Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Story Time has had to be cancelled until September. We are sorry for the change but look forward to seeing you again when the new school year ...

Coming Events

Build a Rocket

Mon, 22nd Jul '19 02:00pm
There will be a Rocket Day on 22nd July when children aged 5 to 11 years old can help build a rocket and enjoy other activities to do with Space. Tickets £2.50 per child available from DVB ...

BBQ & Photo Quiz

Sun, 28th Jul '19 02:30pm
Why not take advantage of the beautiful weather we have been promised by the weather-men and take a stroll around the village looking for clues, before joining us at the Derwent Valley BRIDGE ...

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