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!



Talks Programme

There was a great atmosphere and a full house for the start of the 2019/20 talks season on November 14th when Tim Tubbs gave a highly entertaining and informative talk about the Scarborough ...

Summer Reading Challenge

We are delighted to have been awarded a certificate for Outstanding Performance in the organisation of events and take up of the Summer Reading Challenge.  The presentation was made by the ...

Coming Events

Snowflake Saturday & Christmas Draw

Sat, 14th Dec '19 01:30pm
  We are all getting ready for Snowflake Saturday and our Christmas Hamper Draw in the library at 1.30 – 4pm on Saturday December 14th.  There will be a wonderful range of high quality ...

Exciting New Talks Programme

Tue, 31st Dec '19 07:00pm
Geraldine has been busy finding interesting speakers for our 2019 / 2020 Talks Programme. The talks take place once a month (except December) on the 2nd Thursday in the month from November to ...

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