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!



Library gets the Mayor’s Vote

Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library were winners of the “best dressed” stall competition at the Rotary Community Fair on Saturday August 18th. Their theme celebrated the centenary ...

Happy 45th Birthday DVB

The library was opened on 17th August 1973 and to celebrate of it's 45th birthday, the trustees held a party with a 1970's theme. Guests included, Jan Laverick , the first ever librarian who ...

Coming Events

Blue Planet Day

Thu, 30th Aug '18 11:00am
A date to keep free during the holidays is Thursday August 30th when we are holding a “Blue Planet Day” for children aged 3 – 10 years. We will be joined by staff from the Sea Life Centre to ...

Pudding Evening

Thu, 13th Sep '18 07:00pm

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