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!



Home Library Service

We would like to remind our members that we offer a  Library Home Delivery Service to anyone who is unable to access the library because of disability and mobility issues. A volunteer will ...

Halloween Success

A wonderful time was had by all at the library Halloween Evening. There was a ghost walk, a pumpkin competition, a hat competition and lots of different activities to get involved with, as ...

Coming Events

Support for the Carers

Tue, 27th Nov '18 10:00am
Support for the Carers will be visiting Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library on Tuesday 27th November from 10 am until 12 noon. They will be offering information and mince pies. If you provide ...

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