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!



Muck and Magic

Garden Award Our gardeners were delighted on Wednesday evening at the Muck and Magic awards at the Spa Ocean Room to be awarded a GOLD for our Library garden.   We only have a very small team ...

Grand Summer Draw

Our Grand Summer Draw took place on Saturday 22nd September.  We have been selling tickets for this all through the summer and raised the magnificent total of £556 for library funds.  There were ...

Coming Events

Health Day

Wed, 24th Oct '18 03:30pm

Talks Programme 2018/2019

Thu, 8th Nov '18 12:00am

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