Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library

Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library is now closed until further notice due to Covid 19 but…

Look out for “Select and Collect Service” coming here soon

Library Trustees are drawing up plans to deliver a limited, COVID-19-compliant, service in the next few weeks.

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!




DERWENT VALLEY BRIDGE COMMUNITY LIBRARY URGENT UPDATE: The need to protect our volunteers and you our customers is paramount. Very regrettably we will NOT BE OPENING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ...

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