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!



Tree Carving

A big thank you from Derwent Valley BRIDGE to everyone who sent in ideas for our wood carving.  18 people made a variety of really imaginative suggestions which were considered by the ...

Summer Displays in the Garden

On Monday Sept 9th we were invited to the award presentations made by West Ayton Parish Council for the best gardens in the Parish.  We were awarded a "Special Recommendation" for the “colourful ...

Coming Events

Pat Almond ‘Lecture’

Sat, 28th Sep '19 07:30pm
Snake Davis will be appearing at Ayton Village Hall on 28th September at 7.30pm. Tickets are available now from the Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library. Price £12

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