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!



Space Chase

A smashing day was had by all who came along to the Space Chase village treasure trail on Sunday 9th June.  Luckily the weather was with us, even if it was a bit windy. Thanks must go to ...

Award for DVB

Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library has been awarded  a "Highly Commended" award in the Library of the Year 2018 - 2019. Congratulation to everyone involved with the running ...

Coming Events

Build a Rocket

Mon, 22nd Jul '19 02:00pm
There will be a Rocket Day on 22nd July when children aged 5 to 11 years old can help build a rocket and enjoy other activities to do with Space. Tickets £2.50 per child available from DVB ...

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