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


Owing to demand, Baby Book Time is already full. If you do not have a place but would like to come along to one of our future sessions then please send us a message via our Facebook page or call 863052 and we will let you know when a space becomes available. 



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!


The Summer Reading Challengews Summer reading challenge

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


Coming soon…Animal Agents

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



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:

***FAMILY ART DAY ***  Saturday, 17th June  11am to 4pm

Come and be creative whatever your age with paint, chalks, fabric, pens, water, sand, glue, doodle art etc. make a gift for Fathers’ Day.

Outside activity areas: nature art, ink marbling, scrapheap challenge, oceanscape and whatever inspires you.

Inside: fathers’ day cards, fabric collage, children & adult colouring tables and more…

Tickets available from Derwent Valley BRIDGE 01723 863052 from May, 13th. £3 per person or family ticket £7.50 to include refreshments. Children under 10yrs 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.

Details of the 2017 competition will be published soon…