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!




Thanks must go to John Dalton for his very interesting and musical talk on 'The Mystery of Music' which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience on 9th January. The next talk will be by garden ...

Snowflake Saturday Success

Snowflake Saturday was a resounding success with £686.95 raised (£386 from sales & donations, £300 from the draw).Winners in the hamper draw were Ms N. Ward (2 prizes!), Mr J. Rowley, Mr ...

Coming Events

Talks Programme

Thu, 13th Feb '20 07:00pm
Janice Burley is a skilled garden designer will be speaking at the DVB Library on Thursday 13th February. Janice has won at various Harrogate shows and loves to encourage others to love their ...

Quiz and Supper

Fri, 21st Feb '20 07:00pm
Come and join us in Seamer Memorial Hall on 21st February for the Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library annual Quiz and Supper. Teams of 4 or individuals are all welcome. There will be a prize for ...

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