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!



NYCC Library Service Update

All North Yorkshire libraries are temporarily closed until further notice, on advice from the Government and to support efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19. During the closures, no one ...


DERWENT VALLEY BRIDGE COMMUNITY LIBRARY URGENT UPDATE: This is a fast moving situation and we are constantly reviewing our decisions in the light of new guidance. The need to protect our ...

Coming Events

Pudding Evening

Fri, 27th Mar '20 07:30pm
Our very popular Pudding Evening has, unfortunately, been postponed The last such event held in 2018 was a complete sell out. Hopefully it will be held later in the year. We will keep you ...

Fun Music with a Maths Theme

Sat, 28th Mar '20 10:30am
Unfortunately this activity has had to be postponed due to the covid-19 virus. FREE  ACTIVITY Nursery rhymes, songs, dance and movement to music with Kathy Seabrook. For children from ...

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