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!



Easter Activities

There were plenty of enthusiastic crafters at the DVB Library Easter Activity for children aged 3 to 8 years old on Thursday 18th April. The weather was lovely and children were encouraged to ...

Volunteers Needed

Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library is looking for volunteers to help in various roles . Not just stacking and shelving books but also gardening, cleaning, picking books for Home Library Service, ...

Coming Events

Design a Sandwich

Sat, 25th May '19 10:30am
It will soon be National Sandwich Week. On Saturday 25th May Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library will hold a 'Create a Sandwich Competition' as we did about 5 years ago, which was very ...

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