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!



Quiz Night

It was a full house for the annual quiz organised by Derwent Valley BRIDGE held in The Memorial Hall last Friday where everyone enjoyed a good evenings’ entertainment and an excellent supper.  ...

Home Library Service

Anyone who is unable to get to the library or cannot carry books is welcome to use the Home Library Service.  Volunteers will visit your home each month to deliver and collect books. Please ask ...

Coming Events

Talks Programme

Thu, 8th Mar '18 07:00pm
Graham Bilton . Wildlife Crime. Graham is a North Yorks Police officer, based locally.  His entertaining illustrated talk will give an insight into the work of a Wildlife Officer through ...

Mother’s Day Event

Sat, 10th Mar '18 10:30am
  Come and share a story and make a gift. With Mum, Step-mum, Grandma. Have a special time together with a cuppa and a cake. From 10.30 onwards at Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library. ...

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