There’s something for all ages!


Baby Book Time

Tuesday afternoons 1.30pm – 2.30pm at Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library and Resource Centre.

Come and explore the world of books through a sensory story time!
This friendly session is designed especially for babies aged 0 – walking, accompanied by mums, dads, grandparents and carers.

We ask for a contribution of £1 towards refreshments and resources.

Please note there is limited space for prams and pushchairs.

You can also visit the Baby Booktime Facebook page


Please Note :  Baby Book Time will be ending on 26th November as Sam’s baby is due soon.  Baby Book Time will recommence later in 2020.

Children’s Story Time

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Wednesday afternoons at 2pm until 3pm (in term-time only) at Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library and Resource Centre.

Join us for an engaging hour of interactive stories, rhymes and crafts.

Suitable for the under 5s.

There is a small charge of £1 per child for refreshments and resources.

No need to book. Just come along and join in the fun!

    Summer Reading Challenge

Derwent Valley BRIDGE works in conjunction with local schools to encourage children to continue to read during the long summer holiday by participating in The Summer Reading Challenge, organised nationally by The Reading Agency. Three quarters of a million primary school children take part and visit their local library as a result.

  • There is a different theme each year and books must be borrowed from the library
  • Children read up to six books and receive a special reward every time they finish two books
  • A certificate is awarded to everyone who completes the challenge
  • It’s completely free and designed for all reading abilities

For more information on the challenge, see and

The Beano Challenge 2018 is now completed. Look out for the 2019 challenge here.

Holiday Activities, Competitions and Family Fun Days

We organise activity days in the school holidays and on other occasions during the year. Featuring stories, rhymes, songs, art and crafts, these events have had themes such as fairies, pirates and the seaside.


Look out for full details of events in 2018 here and in the news and events sections. Like us on Facebook to receive instant notifications!

The Pat Almond Memorial Competitions

We organise competitions for three separate age groups of children in conjunction with the Pat Almond Memorial Lecture and the local schools. Prizes are awarded to the winners of each age group on the night of the lecture by the guest speaker.