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!



New Fencing

Thanks to a grant from NYCC we have at last been able to replace the fencing round the library.  It is a vast improvement and we think it looks beautiful. The design is based on the original ...

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 ...

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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