Information about Derwent Valley BRIDGE community library including contact details and services offered.
Derwent Valley BRIDGE community library
3 Pickering Road
This library is managed and operated by volunteers working in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council.
Library opening hours
- Monday, closed
- Tuesday, 10am to 7pm
- Wednesday, 10am to 5pm
- Thursday, closed
- Friday, 10am to 5pm
- Saturday, 10am to 1pm
- Sunday, closed
Finding the library, parking and access
The library is located on the main A170 Scarborough to Thirsk Road, in the village of West Ayton, in between Ayton Methodist Chapel and the Forge Valley Inn. A bus stop nearby is served by the 8 and 128 buses.
A car park is adjacent to the library with space for six cars and one space is available immediately outside the library. If the car park is full, there is a large car park behind the library which belongs to the pub but may be used by library customers. The library has automatic doors and all areas are accessible to wheelchairs.
Popular library tasks
- Search for, reserve and renew books and other items in the library catalogue.
- Borrow e-books or digital audiobooks.
- Join the library online.
- View library charges or pay online (£10 minimum).
- Access online reference sources.
Items available from the library
You can borrow a range of books, DVDs, large print books, story tapes and talking books.
Information and facilities at the library
- baby changing
- free wi-fi
- induction loop
- internet and computer access
- language courses
- local studies
Activities at the library
For further information about any of the activities below, please contact the library.
Baby book time
Explore the world of books through a sensory storytime designed especially for babies from new born to walking age. This is a friendly session for mums, dads, grandparents and carers to join in with storytelling, songs and sensory play.
Sessions are held every Tuesday afternoon from 1.45pm to 2.45pm. A £1 voluntary donation towards refreshments and resources is welcome. Limited space is available for prams and pushchairs.
A reading group is held every last Tuesday of the month from 6.15pm.