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!



Pudding Evening

The Pudding Evening was a terrific success. Lots of delicious deserts were tasted and voted on. Winner was the Passion Fruit Roulade. Very good evening and well done the team.    

Blue Planet Day

Blue Planet Day was a tremendous success with 34 children attending. All kinds of activities were on offer from fishing to decorating storage jars. There were some staff from the Sea Life ...

Coming Events

Grand Summer Draw!

Sat, 22nd Sep '18 11:00am
Tickets are now on sale for our GRAND SUMMER DRAW! 1st prize: £100 cash - other prizes include meal vouchers, leisure tickets, and many more! Tickets available from Derwent Valley BRIDGE ...

Pat Almond Memorial Lecture ~ Competition Time

Sat, 6th Oct '18 07:30pm
It’s time for the annual set of competitions for children and young people based around the subject of the Pat Almond Memorial Lecture which will take place at 7.30pm in Ayton Village Hall, ...

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