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!



The Wrong Trousers

On Sunday 3rd June 25 families and 39 children took part in the “Wrong Trousers Walk and Treasure Hunt” , organised by volunteers at the Community Library.  The residents of West Ayton woke up to ...

Teas de Yorkshire

We opened to serve “Teas de Yorkshire” on Saturday as the Tour de Yorkshire came through West Ayton for the first time.  It was fabulous weather, just right for sitting in the garden enjoying ...

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 ...

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