There’s something for all ages!


Baby Book Time

Tuesday afternoons 1.45pm – 2.45pm at Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library and Resource Centre.

Come and explore the world of books through a sensory story time!
This friendly session is designed especially for babies aged 0 – walking, accompanied by mums, dads, grandparents and carers.

We ask for a contribution of £1 towards refreshments and resources.

Contact us on 01723 863052 to book your place.

Please note there is limited space for prams and pushchairs.

You can also visit the Baby Booktime Facebook page


Baby Book Time has finished for the time being as Sam is busy having her own baby.   We’ll let you know when it starts again.



Children’s Story Time

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Wednesday afternoons at 2pm until 3pm (in term-time only) at Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library and Resource Centre.

Join us for an engaging hour of interactive stories, rhymes and crafts.

Suitable for the under 5s.

There is a small charge of £1 per child for refreshments and resources.

No need to book. Just come along and join in the fun!


Now the school holidays are here there’s more time to read!

If you are between the ages of 4 and 11 years old why not pop down to

Derwent Valley Bridge Library and join in the

Summer Reading Challenge


The theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge is Animal Agents, illustrated by the UK’s best-selling children’s illustrator Tony Ross.

Animal Agents 


Derwent Valley BRIDGE works in conjunction with local schools to encourage children to continue to read during the long summer holiday by participating in The Summer Reading Challenge, organised nationally by The Reading Agency. Three quarters of a million primary school children take part and visit their local library as a result.

  • There is a different theme each year and books must be borrowed from the library
  • Children read up to six books and receive a special reward every time they finish two books
  • A certificate is awarded to everyone who completes the challenge
  • It’s completely free and designed for all reading abilities

For more information on the challenge, see and



Holiday Activities, Competitions and Family Fun Days

We organise activity days in the school holidays and on other occasions during the year. Featuring stories, rhymes, songs, art and crafts, these events have had themes such as fairies, pirates and the seaside.


Look out for full details of events in 2017 here and in the news and events sections!



Next event:


Groovy Music Workshop for Children 4-11 years

Thursday, 17th August 1pm – 4pm

Explore groove, rhythm, improvisation, musical instruments and even try out conducting with local musician Mark Fortnum. No musical exprrience necessary. Come and join in the fun!


Tickets available from Derwent Valley BRIDGE 01723 863052. £2 per child (limited places) to include refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



The Pat Almond Memorial Competitions

We organise competitions for three separate age groups of children in conjunction with the Pat Almond Memorial Lecture and the local schools. Prizes are awarded to the winners of each age group on the night of the lecture by the guest speaker.