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!




Derwent Valley Bridge had their Annual General Meeting on 3rd October 2019 when the annual report was presented to the members. There were elections for the three vacancies that had arisen on ...

Snake Davis

There was a full house in the village hall on Saturday 28th September to listen to Snake Davis tell us all about his career and the instruments he plays. He demonstrated his amazing skill on the ...

Coming Events

Health and Wellbeing

Wed, 23rd Oct '19 02:45pm
There is a Community Information Event taking place in the school hall at East Ayton Primary School on Wednesday 23rd October. There will also be a "Healthy Meals and Snacks" demonstration at ...

Halloween Fun

Mon, 28th Oct '19 06:00pm
Come along and join in the Fancy Dress Halloween fun at Derwent Valley Bridge Library on Monday 28th October. Prizes for the best Pumpkin Lantern and the best 'Black Cat in a Hat' Tickets  ...

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