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!



Cryptic Confectionary Quiz

There is still time to enter our Cryptic Confectionary Quiz.  All you have to do is work out from the clues which sweets or chocolate bars are described and write down the answers. Send ...

Intergalactic Activity Day

17 children attended a very successful Intergalactic Activity Day on 19th August. There were rockets to colour and build, planets to construct, shooting stars and space themed bracelets to ...

Coming Events

Be An Everyday Hero

Sat, 31st Aug '19 10:30am
Environmental Family Fun Day.  Come along to the Derwent Valley BRIDGE library on Saturday 31st August and become a member of Earth's Army.   Ring 01723 863052 to book your place ...

Pat Almond ‘Lecture’

Sat, 28th Sep '19 07:30pm
Snake Davis will be appearing at Ayton Village Hall on 28th September at 7.30pm. Tickets are available now from the Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library. Price £12

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