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!



Book Reading

On Wednesday 27th February, Alan Combes, a local author, will be holding a book reading of The Rocking Horse Diary at the Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library. Entry is free and you can ...

Can you help?

Derwent Valley BRIDGE Trustees need an assistant to help with our paperwork. Duties involve preparing agendas and taking and distributing minutes for our six-weekly meetings held on Tuesday ...

Coming Events


Fri, 22nd Feb '19 07:00pm
The Annual Quiz All the tickets for the Annual Quiz have been sold. Thankyou to everyone who is supporting this event. We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd. Our Annual Quiz will be held ...

Talks Programme

Thu, 14th Mar '19 07:00pm
Our next talk is by John Harper at 7pm in the library on Thursday March 14th.  John is the founder of the Scarborough Astronomical Society and is a regular speaker on the radios and guest on Paul ...

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